Jennifer Thompson (Ph.D., Sociology, University of Pennsylvania) is Vice President of Branch Associates, Inc. with over ten years of program evaluation experience. At Branch Associates, Dr. Thompson has led a variety of evaluations of youth development, workforce development, public health, and education programs using both quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.
Prior to joining Branch Associates, Dr. Thompson was a research analyst at the Education Statistics Services Institute (ESSI), American Institutes for Research. At ESSI, Dr. Thompson worked closely with the National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, on data quality control issues and analyses for a large, nationally representative, longitudinal study of American students. Her previous work also includes quantitative analyses examining post-secondary education, the school to work transition, and labor market outcomes.