Daniel Thompson

EdD, 2015


Dr. Daniel Thompson is an Institutional Review Specialist with the U.S. Department of Education. In this role, he monitors institutional management of Federal Student Aid Title IV funds, performs program reviews, and educates institutions on compliance with federal policies.

Dr. Thompson is an experienced higher education professional who has worked within higher education for over 12 years. From federal grants and contracts management to program management and student affairs, he has assisted institutions in reaching their strategic goals. He has worked with various universities to plan, develop and launch new programs and strengthen enrollment management strategies. He has been instrumental in directing major projects, including research, planning, training, student information system implementations, and evaluation.

Previously, he worked for Emory University's School of Medicine, Hampton University, Kaplan Higher Education Corporation and the University of Minnesota. In 2013, he was selected for the University of Georgia’s Future Scholars Visitation Program.

Dr. Thompson’s combination of higher education and corporate experience provides a broad perspective for each project. These combined areas of expertise enable him to develop and deliver differentiating solutions for institutions.

Dr. Thompson received a Bachelor of Science in business management from Hampton University and a Master of Education in higher education leadership from Mercer University. He is an alumnus of IHE's executive doctoral program in higher education management.