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Tue, October 22, 2019
Dr.  David Thompson

Professor
Educational Leadership and Policy Studies




     

Biography


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 2005-2012.  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 30th 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 twice 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, and in 2015 and 2016 was named Advocate of the Year by the Texas Council of Professors of Educational Administration.

David has authored or co-authored over 100 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).