The Catholic University of America

Richard C. Thompson, Jr., Ph.D 

Lecturer, Engineering Management Program
Tel: (703) 589-8232
thompsrc@cua.edu

Courses Taught:
 
CMGT 574 Strategic Management
 
 
Education:
  
Ph.D (Civil Engineering), Catholic University, 2012
M.S.E. (Engineering Management), Catholic University, 2009
M.B.A. (General Management), Cornell University, 2007
M. Architecture, NewSchool of Architecture & Design, 2004
B.S. Design, Arizona State University, 1986
 
Professional Licenses:
 
Registered Architect: Arizona, District of Columbia, Illinois, Maryland, New York, Virginia, West Virginia
 
 
Professional Affiliations:
 
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
 
 
Professional Experience:
 
Mr. Thompson is an adjunct lecturer in management and strategy in the Engineering Management Program at The Catholic University of America. He is a Vice President for the Americas Office of Risk Management where his responsibilities include regional risk management and quality leadership across Canada for AECOM (NYSE: ACM) – a 45,000 person international architecture and engineering firm. 
 
During his 25-year career he has lead large complex engineering and building project teams and programs like the US Navy’s Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System (EMALS) Land-Based Test Site and the American Airlines JFK Airport Terminal Replacement Program. Rick has been a principal-in-charge, project director and project manager for multiple mission critical facilities for the National Guard Bureau, the US Department of Transportation, Phillip Morris, and Charles Schwab. In his current leadership role in the Americas of Risk Management he oversees the firm’s Peer Review and Critical Project Oversight programs under the company’s ISO 9001-2008 certified quality management system.