Jennifer K. Thompson is the director of Civil Squared. She began her career teaching philosophy, and later joined Liberty Fund, Inc., a private operating foundation in Indianapolis, Indiana.

At Liberty Fund, Dr. Thompson served as fellow and, later, as founding director and vice president of Co-Sponsored Programs. In 2011, she became senior director of programs at the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University.

She holds a PhD and MA in philosophy from Vanderbilt University and undergraduate degrees in philosophy (BA) and economics (BS) from the University of Tulsa. She is a graduate of the Atlas Network’s Leadership Academy and Sewanee’s Education for Ministry program.