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Brian Thompson

Academic Degrees

DBA, DePaul University (in progress) 
MBA, Business Strategy & Decision Making,  DePaul University, 2013
MS, Finance, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2000
BA, Governors State University, 1998
AA, Joliet Junior College, 1996


Brian Thompson is an adjunct professor in both the economics and finance departments. Thompson is a principal at Black & Essington Capital, LLC and a principal consultant at Black & Essington Solutions, LLC. His fields of interests are in judgement and decision-making, emotions, group dynamics, business strategy, and organizational structure and design. Thompson's professional activities include: The PhD Project, Illinois Entrepreneurship Small  Business Growth Association and Chicago Speakers Network.