Our Team

CEO, Dr. Doris L. Thompson, Ed.D., D. Min., CBT

Doris Thompson, Ed.D., D.Min., is CEO of Ideal Educational Concepts and Solutions, LLC. She is a former director of secondary schools, math specialist, and math teacher. With more than 15 years of experience in education, Doris was a U.S. Fulbright scholar to Japan and a Mississippi Teacher Fellowship Program Scholar. Doris has expertise in the areas of effective leadership, student achievement, diversity and inclusion, systematic reform, and kids, youth & young adult ministry. She holds a B.S. in mathematics from Rust College (valedictorian), a M.Ed. degree in K-12 Educational Leadership from Ole Miss, and an Ed.D. degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Eastern Kentucky University. Doris was the student commencement speaker at her doctoral hooding graduation. Doris also holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Jacksonville Theological Seminary in Jacksonville, FL. She is a 2016 graduate of the Harvard’s Women in Leadership Program and a 2013 recipient of the American Association of School Administrators Educational Administration Scholarship. Doris is a published author, educational consultant, motivational speaker, and ordained minister. Doris is highly inspired by her former husband, best friend, business partner, & global leader, the late Dr. Sherwood Thompson.

In Memory and Honor of Dr.  Sherwood Thompson, Ed.D.

Dr. Sherwood Thompson has attained distinction through a lengthy and productive career, directing campus-wide diversity programs for three major Carnegie Foundation Divisions-I public research universities, as well as one regional Polytechnic University. In this capacity, he has worked as a leader for university-wide diversity initiatives and multicultural programs, and he led an array of leadership positions in departments that served the academic needs of diverse students, faculty, and staff.

He is a Professor in the College of Education at Eastern Kentucky University in the Education Leadership Department. He is the editor of three books: Views from the Frontline: Voices of Conscience on College Campuses, and Campus Diversity Triumphs: Valleys of Hope, and a two-volume 900-page Encyclopedia of Diversity and Social Justice. He is co-editor of Coping with Gender Inequities: Critical Conversations of Women Faculty and Exploring Campus Diversity: Case Studies and Exercises. He is listed in The Encompass Digital Repository with over 63 scholarly papers, articles, and essays all variously concerned with education equity, diversity and social justice. Dr. Thompson is also a diversity and inclusive excellence blogger who loves to share his insightful and thought-provoking reflections on current educational issues.

Dr. Thompson holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of South Carolina at Spartanburg, a Master of Education and Doctor of Education degree from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He holds two faculty fellowships from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, he is the recipient of: the Mid-Level Professional Training Certificate from the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Dean’s Leadership Institute Certificate from The Teacher Education Council of State Colleges and Universities, and a Certificate from The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education Dean’s Leadership Institute,  a Certificate from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education Dean’s Advanced Development Institute, a UC Berkeley Executive Leadership Academy Fellow, and a Salzburg Global Seminar Fellow.   

Dr. Thompson has served a four-year term as the President of the National Academy of Educational Research (NAER), and a two-year term as the President of the Association for the Advancement of Educational Research (AAER). He is a former member of The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Committee on Meetings and Professional Development. Dr. Thompson currently is the Executive Director of the Association of the Advancement of Educational Research International (AAERI).

AMINAH THOMPSON

The Honorable Aminah Thompson received her bachelor’s degree from Duke University and her Juris Doctorate from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Since starting at Duke, she dedicated her time and talents to education and leadership as a tutor for the athletic department, a Chemistry recitation and laboratory instructor and an editor of the UNC School of Law Research, Reasoning, Writing and Advocacy course materials, enlisted by Dean for Legal Writing and Academic Success.

Thompson worked briefly as a personal injury attorney and litigator, conducting successful negotiations, mediations, arbitrations, and jury trials. Currently, she is serving the citizens of Durham, NC as Magistrate Judge, performing marriages and presiding over landlord-tenant cases and Small Claims Court.

Founder of YourExpertEditor.com, Thompson works for several clients nationwide creating, developing, and refining web/media/marketing content, college and graduate-level academic writing, manuscripts, and various other communications. Her work on housing discrimination was published in The Encyclopedia of Diversity and Social Justice, and on Actualization, published in Until It’s Time: A Collection of Essays on the Power of Waiting.

Thompson serves on several Boards of Directors: Duke Alumni Association Triangle-Secretary, LIFE Skills Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides training and resources to at-risk and homeless young adults-Vice-Chair and the Association for the Advancement of Educational Research-Director of Publications and Program Review.

MALIK K. THOMPSON

Malik K. Thompson is a business/organizational operations strategy and process improvement professional. Mr. Thompson has 16 years of experience reducing cost, increasing revenues, and streamlining business processes for a large and medium size global corporations, start-up companies, and non-profit organizations.

Mr. Thompson is proficient in the area of organizational process mapping, decide the most suitable approach to deliver products and service, and provide the necessary infrastructure to enable successful organizational operations.

Mr. Thompson is a professional expert in the fields of Industrial Engineering & Management Science. He recently climbed Mount Kilimanjaro his namesake, in Tanzania, the highest mountain in Africa. This 19,341-foot climb is the subject of his talks on leadership and team building.