Tired of cracking up test cars for General Motors, Dr. Roger Thompson spent 36 years as a full-time criminal justice professor at UTC. Before retiring, however, he began working with Haman’s New Drivers to teach student drivers and rehabilitate others behind the wheel—and now works with teenagers, those with special needs and immigrants whose home countries require driving on the left side of the road.
After serving in the classroom and in the Chattanooga community for more than three decades, Dr. Roger Thompson has earned the University of Tennessee Alumni Association Public Service Award. He works with local government to address crime problems and continues to work on behalf of the homeless population.
When Dr. Roger Thompson recently arranged for UTC resident assistants to visit the Chattanooga Community Kitchen, he was fairly sure it was the first time they had ever seen the site. He wanted the student housing employees to understand how the homeless are served at the Community Kitchen so that they could find a way…
Dr. Roger Thompson, UTC Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, has been appointed to a three-year term to the Office of Multicultural Affairs Advisory Board by Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield.