Ingrid N. Thompson-Sellers, Ph.D., '95MS

Women of Achievement Award Recipient

Dr. Ingrid Thompson-Sellers was born in Kingston, Jamaica, and lived in the Bronx and New Rochelle, New York before moving to Atlanta, Georgia. She worked at NCR as an account manager prior to starting her career in higher education.

Currently, she serves as president of South Georgia State College, a public institution within the University System of Georgia with campuses in Douglas and Waycross Georgia. She was appointed on May 17, 2017, after leading the institution as interim president since June 30, 2016. Prior to the appointment as interim president at South Georgia State College, Thompson-Sellers served as senior associate dean and professor of business information systems at Georgia State University. She served in a variety of roles at Georgia Perimeter College (GPC) in metropolitan Atlanta since August 1998, including interim vice president for academic affairs, dean of business, campus dean at Newton, Decatur, Clarkston, and GPC Online, department chair, and business information systems faculty. Before joining Georgia Perimeter College, she also taught as adjunct faculty at Iona College and worked at the Ursuline School as a full-time mathematics teacher.

Thompson-Sellers has a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of the West Indies, a master’s degree in telecommunications from Iona College, and a doctorate in instructional technology from Georgia State University in Atlanta. She received the Outstanding Ph.D. student award in 2011 and the following year was awarded the Outstanding Dissertation award in Learning Technologies for her dissertation titled, “What Informs Practice and What is Valued in Corporate Instructional Design: A Mixed Methods Study.” She has written about and made presentations on topics involving instructional design in higher education and the corporate arena.

Along with her current role as president of South Georgia State College, Thompson- Sellers serves on the board of trustees for, the Georgia Chamber, Iona College, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) and the Southern Association of Colleges with Associate Degrees (SACAD). She is also currently a member of the Rotary Club in Douglas, Georgia.