Dr. Thompson is an award winning educator, historian, author, public speaker, and ordained minister who is an advocate for educational excellence in all educational settings.  Born in Los Angeles and raised in the New York City suburbs, he is the product of diverse secular and Christian educational settings in the North, West, and South. Following a 13 year career in secondary education, he is currently Dean of Humanities, Chair of the History Department, and Professor of American History at North Greenville University,  in Tigerville, S.C., and Pastor of Discipleship and Administration at New Image Church in Easley, S.C.

Dr. Thompson is also active in the Greenville community. He was founding president of the board of directors of Lead Academy Public Charter School from 2010-2013, and president of the South Carolina Historical Association from 2011-2012. In 2014 he served on the planning committee for Greenville's 3rd Annual Talented Tenth Conference and was a conference participant. In 2014-2015 he served on the board of Greenville's Interfaith Forum.

Educational Background

Certificate in Theology and Ministry
Princeton Theological Seminary
(anticipated November 2016)

Certificate in Nonprofit Management
Duke University 2014

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In 2010 Dr. Thompson won, by peer nomination, North Greenville University's Lamar S. Chapman Meritorious Award. He is also North Greenville's 2015 recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award, granted annually by the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities.

He has been interviewed on live local television and radio stations, presented at several academic conferences, and spoken in local church and community programs.

Connect With H. Paul Thompson, Jr., Ph.D.

H. Paul Thompson, Jr., Ph.D.

Dean, College of Humanities  & Professor of History
North Greenville University, Tigerville, SC


'A Most Stirring and Significant Episode': Religion and the Rise and Fall of Prohibition in Black Atlanta,


Northern Illinois University Press (2012)


H. Paul Thompson, Jr. , Ph.D.