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K-State Today

April 23, 2012



Educational leadership professor receives national award

By Communications and Marketing

David Thompson, professor and chair of educational leadership, has been recognized with a National Educational Finance Conference Distinguished Fellow Award. The award is one of the highest recognition to those who have distinguished themselves in the field of education finance.

The National Education Finance Conference makes 10 awards yearly to individuals who have distinguished themselves in terms of current education finance research and/or practice. Each recipient will be acknowledged during one of the general sessions and receive a certificate as a National Education Finance Conference Distinguished Fellow.

Thompson holds a doctorate in education from Oklahoma State University and post-doctoral credit from Harvard. He has authored leading textbooks, including “Money and Schools,” now in its fifth edition. He is the legislative editor for the Journal of Education Finance and chair of Educational Considerations. He has received numerous awards including the UCEA Award of Appreciation for Sustained and Meritorious Service. He has been at Kansas State University since 1987, serving from 1989-2006 as founding co-director of the UCEA Center for Education Finance, and serving as professor and chair of the department of educational leadership since 1993.