Sunny Thompson

Senior Grants Program Manager

Senior Grants Program Manager
+1 574-631-2275


Sunny Thompson joined Notre Dame Research (NDR) in May 2022. Sunny is a Certified Research Administrator with seasoned experience in higher education. Her career began at Arizona State University and includes positions at both UT Health San Antonio (UTHSA) and Texas Lutheran University. She has worked in leadership roles at varied levels ranging from managing an individual research group up to central administration including pre-award, post-award, and lifecycle research administration. Sunny is an active member of the National Council of University Research Administrators (NCURA), the Colleges of Liberal Arts Sponsored Programs (CLASP) group, and the Research Administration Demonstration (RAD) group all working to hone best practices and share this knowledge. She is a graduate of Arizona State University with a bachelor’s degree in Communication and History.