Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Vincent Tompkins

Meet Dr. Vincent Tompkins

Degrees and Experience
  • Ph.D., Counselor Education and Supervision (Walden University)
  • M,Ed., Community/School Counseling (Delta State University)
  • M.S., Community Development (Delta State University)
  • B.S., Social Science (Delta State University)
Biography and Professional Achievements

Dr. Vincent Tompkins is a full-time online faculty member in the Master of Arts Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at Colorado Christian University (CCU). He serves in a variety of roles within the counseling profession. Currently, he has an outpatient private practice in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Before joining the faulty at CCU, he was a mental health counselor at a community mental health agency in Crinkle, Arkansas. He also served as a rehab day coordinator at the same agency but in Helena, Arkansas. He worked for this agency for eight years. Prior to serving as a mental health counselor, he was an academic counselor at Coahoma Community College. He has engaged in consultant work for a grant-fund program in Sunflower County, Mississippi.

Dr. Tompkins is currently a member of the following organizations: American Counseling Association, Mississippi Counseling Association, and Mississippi Rural Counselor Association. His research interests include a combination of Rural African American adolescents' self-perception and their experience with racial discrimination and its association with academic performance, adult learners' academic self-person and its association with academic achievement, and a correlation between unforgiveness related to interpersonal trauma and experienced symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder and other symptoms of mental disorders. He has presented at state and national conferences.


  • "Examining the Relationship Between Rural African-American Adolescents' Self-Perception and Their Academic Performance: The Methodology." 2021 ACA Association of Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Conference.
  • "Examining the Relationship Between Rural African-American Adolescents' Self-Perception and Their Academic Performance." 2021 Mississippi Counselor Association Conference.
  • "The Complexity of Identity: Implication, Educators, and Supervisors." Association for Assessment In Counseling and Education 2010 National Assessment and Research Conference, September 2010 and Mississippi Counselor Association.
  • "Legal Issues and Liabilities in School and Community Counseling." Delta State University, Twenty-Seventh Annual F.E. Woodall Spring Conference for Helping Professionals, April 2008.