Karen Thompson, Ph.D.

Interim Dean, School of Business and Economics & Wine Business Institute


Formerly the Managing Director of the School of Business and Economics (SBE) at Sonoma State University, Dr. Karen Thompson's role as Interim Dean focuses on increasing the SBE's educational impact on students, expanding SSU's engagement with the community, and fostering innovation and entrepreneurial activity in our region. Dr. Thompson's expertise is in leadership and organizational behavior, and her pre-academic background included positions in the financial services and digital print technology industries, among others.