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The Center for Educational Leadership, Policy, and Professional Development

The Center for Educational Leadership, Policy and Professional Development welcomes you

The Center for Educational Leadership, Policy and Professional Development welcomes you

The Center for Educational Leadership, Policy, and Professional Development welcomes you!

The Center for Educational Leadership, Policy, and Professional Development welcomes you!

The Center for Educational Leadership, Policy, and Professional Development welcomes you!

The Center for Educational Leadership, Policy, and Professional Development welcomes you!

The Center for Educational Leadership, Policy, and Professional Development welcomes you!

The Center for Educational Leadership, Policy, and Professional Development welcomes you!


About Us

The Center is located at the University of Texas Downtown Campus, Durango Building, 4.122.


Associate Director:

David Thompson

210.458.6821

david.thompson@utsa.edu




David P. Thompson is professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at The University of Texas at San Antonio, where he served as chair from 2006-2012.  He received his B.S. (Physical Education), M.S. (Educational Administration), and Ph.D. (Educational Administration) from Texas A&M University. For his doctoral dissertation, titled "Job Satisfaction: A Synthesis of Research in the Educational Administration Quarterly", David received outstanding dissertation awards from both Division A (Administration) of the American Educational Research Association and the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration. 

David is in his 25th year in public education, having served as a mathematics teacher and golf coach in the Lamar Consolidated Independent School District, a high school assistant principal in Spring Independent School District, and a faculty member and department chair at both UTSA and Texas A&M University-Commerce.  Among other offices, he has served as President of the Texas Council of Professors of Educational Administration, Chair of the Law & Education Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association, co-editor of the Education Law Association's School Law Reporter, and member of the Editorial Advisory Committees of West's Education Law Reporter and the Texas School Administrator's Legal Digest. In 2008, David was named an Outstanding Alumnus of the College of Education and Human Development at Texas A&M University.

David has authored or co-authored over 90 publications, and his works have appeared in such journals as West's Education Law Reporter, the Journal of School Leadership, Educational Administration Quarterly, and the Texas School Administrators' Legal Digest. He is co-author of Professional Responsibility for Educators and the Texas Code of Ethics (2nd ed.) (Omni Publishers, 2011).