Jennifer K. Thompson is Director of Educational Programs at the Institute for Humane Studies. She works with the program staff of Learn Liberty, summer seminars, on-campus education, Advanced Topics in Liberty, and the Institute’s talent development efforts, including the Charles G. Koch Summer Fellows Program.
Prior to working at IHS, Jennifer was Vice President of Co-Sponsored Programs at Liberty Fund, Inc. Jennifer was the founding Director of Liberty Fund’s Co-Sponsored Programs. Under her direction, the program grew from an initial annual schedule of 20 conferences with 4 institutions to more than 85 conferences with 14 institutions, including IHS and the Acton Institute, the Ashbrook Center, the Bill of Rights Institute, the Cato Institute, the Charles Koch Institute, the Federalist Society, the Fund for American Studies, the Property and Environment Research Center, Students for Liberty, and the Universidad Francisco Marroquin.
Jennifer also served as Fellow at Liberty Fund, and she has previously taught at Northwestern University (Center for Talent Development) and Vanderbilt University. She holds a PhD and MA in philosophy from Vanderbilt and a BA (philosophy) and BS (economics) from the University of Tulsa. She is a graduate of the Education for Ministry program at Sewanee, The University of the South.
She and her husband, blues musician Danny Hargrove, live in Indianapolis with their two daughters, Isabel and Anna.