Interim Chief Diversity Officer

Sherwood Thompson, Professor, Educational Leadership/Interim Chief Diversity Officer

Sherwood Thompson is the Interim Chief Diversity Officer and professor in the College of Education at Eastern Kentucky University in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies where he conducts research and teaches doctoral courses on educational leadership, post-secondary education, organizational development, and race and social justice.

Thompson served for four years as the President of The National Academy of Educational Research and is currently President of the Association for the Advancement of Educational Research. Thompson is former assistant dean of the College of Education and former executive director of the Model Laboratory School. Thompson is the author of two books, Views From the Frontline: Voices of Conscience on College Campuses and the Encyclopedia of Diversity and Social Justice. He has published over 50 essays, articles, and reviews covering topics of education reform and social justice.