Dr. Thompson holds his Ph.D. in Health Services Organization and Research from the Medical College of Virginia/Virginia Commonwealth University. He has significant experience as a practitioner, having served as a senior administrator at a large, hospital-based health system. In addition, he has served in senior level positions in consulting firms and in state government. Dr. Thompson is presently Professor and Director of the undergraduate program in Health Services Administration at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. In addition to teaching responsibilities in health administration, hospital administration and managed care, Dr. Thompson is responsible for the Internship program. He is an active researcher, and his research has been published in peer reviewed journals and presented at national meetings.