Fred Thompson is a specialist in government budgeting and accounting. He currently teaches at the Atkinson Graduate School of Management atWillamette University, where he is Grace and Elmer Goudy Professor of Public Management and Policy Analysis. He previously taught in Columbia University appointments at UCLA of British Columbia. Professor Thompson has held senior staff positions with the Economic Council of Canada and the Department of Finance of the State of California.
He has been a member of the Oregon Governmental Standards and Practices Commission and president of the Association for Budgeting and Financial Management, and has served as a consultant to the Office of Management Improvement and Process Reengineering, Office of the Under Secretary for Defense (Comptroller), Andersen Government Services, the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants, and Consulting and Audits, Canada. Reinventing the Pentagon, Regulatory Policy and Practice, and Public Management: Institutional Renewal for the 21st Century has served on the editorial boards of Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior Municipal Finance Journal Review a contributing editor to Journal Professor Thompson is a recipient of the Willamette University Trustees 1996; the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration and the American Society for Public Administration Distinguished Research Award, 2000; the Outstanding Author Award (Gold Medal) of the American Society of Military Controllers, 1994; Mosher and Frederick C. Mosher Award, 1994; the Outstanding Public Management Paper Award, Academy of Management Meeting, 1982; the Mayr Foundation Essay Award, 1974; and was a finalist for the Koopman Prize of the Operations Research Society of America special interest group on defense analysis, 1987. His Ph.D. is from the Center for Politics and Economics of the Claremont Graduate University; his B.A. is from Pomona College.