Kellie Thompson, MSW

Seneca, Buder Center Director

Kellie Thompson, MSW is the Director of the Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies and member of Seneca Nation of Indians. She earned her BA in psychology and gender studies from the University of Notre Dame and is an MSW Buder Scholar alumna from the Brown School.  Prior to her current position she was the Assistant Director at the Buder Center and also worked at the Washington University Center for Diabetes Translation Research and the Health Communication Research Laboratory collaborating with tribal epidemiology centers, the National Congress of American Indians and Native faculty from across the country. Kellie is responsible for the overall management and development of Center activities and programs including recruitment, student support services, curriculum, partnerships and research development. Kellie previously taught the Leadership Development and Evaluation in Indian Country course and provides support to all faculty teaching the four AIAN population-specific concentration courses. Her research interests include Indigenous student development, leadership and education and decolonizing social work practices.