Title: Finance Educator, Lawyer
Company: Alabama State University
Location: Montgomery, Alabama, United States
Dave Thompson Jr., Finance Educator and Lawyer at Alabama State University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in Teaching.
Dr. Thompson currently holds the interim chair of the accounting and finance department at Alabama State University, and has served as director of its Masters of Accounting program since 2011. He transitioned into teaching in 1997 after serving as president of Thompson & Searight PC in Birmingham, Alabama, and has been working in finance and the law since 1985. Dr. Thompson completed a doctorate relatively recently at Jackson State University in 2010, after receiving a scholarship from the KPMG Foundation. He is the recipient of an Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, and has appeared in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law.
The son of Dave and Katie Thompson, Dr. Thompson is a veteran of the Vietnam War, serving to the rank of sergeant from 1967 to 1968. He earned a BS in accounting in 1974 from Birmingham Southern College, and went on to Samford University in Birmingham to earn a MBA. From 1985 to 1996, he served as an associate counsel and vice president of Vesta Insurance, completing a JD in 1993. In 2003, Dr. Thompson earned an MS in accountancy from Samford, and completed a PhD in accounting in 2010. He is a certified public accountant and a certified internal auditor, who is also admitted to the U.S. Tax Court.
In his civic sphere, Dr. Thompson has been active with the Cooper Green Hospital in Birmingham, and is a former president of Gateway Alabama. He holds the role of advisory counsel with the Internal Revenue Service. Dr. Thompson is an academic champion of the American Institute of CPA’s, and a member of the Alabama State Society, the Alabama Bar Association, and the American Accounting Association, as well as the honor societies Beta Alpha Psi and Beta Gamma Sigma. In his free time, he enjoys reading, movies, travel, and exercise. Dr. Thompson is the father of Toya Patrice, Denise Antoinette, and Maurice David with his wife, Matilda Grace Glover.
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