Ken Thompson, Ph.D

Ken thompsonKen Thompson, Ph.D. is the Director of Institutional Research at Millsaps College, where
he also teaches in the Math Department. Dr. Thompson has degrees in Mathematics as well as Research, Evaluation, Statistics, and Assessment from The University of Southern Mississippi. He has over 20 years’ experience in mathematics education, as a practitioner, researcher, and administrator educator with a focus on measurement of student learning in K-12 settings, with a particular emphasis on modeling error. During his tenure with the Mississippi Department of Education, he served as the director of the statewide student information system and later served as the Director of Research and Statistics, where he was responsible for state and federal school accountability. Dr. Thompson has received a gubernatorial commendation for his work as well as the Bobby Anderson Teacher-Leadership Award while pursuing his doctorate. He continues to work closely with school districts on using assessment data effectively to drive instruction and serves as lead statistician on multiple grants.