Dr. Gail L. Thompson, the Wachovia-Wells Fargo Endowed Professor of Education at Fayetteville State University, has written six books: A Brighter Day: How Parents Can Help African American Youth Have a Better Future; The Power of One: How You Can Help or Harm African American Students; Up Where We Belong: Helping African American and Latino Students Rise in School and in Life; African American Teens Discuss Their Schooling Experiences; What African American Parents Want Educators to Know; and Through Ebony Eyes: What Teachers Need to Know but are Afraid to Ask About African American Students, a book that has received a considerable amount of attention from educators, talk show hosts, and news reporters across the nation. This book is also used in numerous Teacher Education courses and professional development programs. Dr. Thompson co-wrote a seventh book, Exposing the Culture of Arrogance in the Academy: A Blueprint for Increasing Black Faculty Satisfaction, with Dr. Angela Louque. Read Complete Biography
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Fayetteville Observer essay
[Published: December 18, 2011]
Dr. Thompson was featured in "The Flyerthe Bladen Community College newsletter on January 19, 2012.
Op-ed: Thompson - Recipe for raising sons who will succeed
By Gail L. Thompson
Published: 12:00 AM, Sun May 13, 2012
Dr. Thompson's essay “Are You a Real Daddy or a Deadbeat,” was published in the Fayetteville Observer June 17, 2012
Dr. Gail L. Thompson, FSU’s Wells Fargo Endowed Professor of Education, will be giving a keynote address called, “Why Alarm Bells Should be Ringing in Our Heads,” and conducting two workshops: “That Baggage Will Harm You! Why We Need to Face and Eradicate Our Negative Beliefs About African American Students and Their Parents,” and “Strategies That Work: The Curriculum, Classroom Management and Testing,” at the Champaign Unit 4 Magnet Summer Institute in Champaign, Illinois on August 15, 2012. One-hundred-fifty K-12 administrators and teachers are scheduled to attend Dr. Thompson’s workshops.
Dr. Gail Thompson, FSU's Endowed Professor of Education, was interviewed on the WCIA-3 News "The Morning Show" television program in Champaign, IL. on August 15, 2012. To view the interview, click on the following link:
Dr. Gail L. Thompson, Ph.D.
On March 21, 2013, I will be hosting “It’s Time to Celebrate, the School of Education’s Second Annual Author Appreciation Reception from 2-3 p.m.” Please email me the name of any article, chapter, book, etc. of yours that was published during the 2012-13 academic year no later than March 7, 2013, so that your accomplishment can be celebrated on this day. Remember that when one member of the SOE does well, it makes the entire SOE look even better!
"What Really Matters: Six Characters of Outstanding Teachers in Challenging Schools," an article by Dr. Gail L. Thompson, FSU's Wells Fargo Endowed Professor of Education, and Dr. Cynthia Shamberger, Assistant Professor in the School of Education, was published in ASCD Express, the peer-refereed newsletter of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum, which has a membership of 150,000 educators. To read the article, please use the following link: http://www.ascd.org/ascd-express/vol8/802-thompson.aspx
An article, "Four Effects of the High-Stakes Testing Movement on African American K-12 Students," by Dr. Gail L. Thompson, FSU's Wells Fargo Endowed Professor of Education, and Dr. Tawannah G. Allen, FSU's Director of Doctoral Studies, was published in the recent issue of the Journal of Negro Education.
Dr. Gail L. Thompson, FSU's Wells Fargo Endowed Professor of Education, will give three presentations: "Thriving in the Academy: What Junior Faculty and Graduate Students of Color Should Know;" "Writing to Survive: How to Improve Your Writing Agenda;" and "Is She Armed and Dangerous: Some Causes, Examples, and Consequences of Being Labeled as 'An Angry Black Woman," at the National Association of African American Studies & Affliates Joint National Conference February 14th & 15th in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Dr. Gail L. Thompson, FSU's Wells Fargo Endowed Professor of Education, will give a presentation titled, "A Low-Down Dirty Shame: How We Can Destroy the Cradle- and School-to-Prison Pipelines," on February 22 at the University of Northern Iowa's "Conference on African American Children and Families."
Dr. Gail L. Thompson, FSU's Wells Fargo Endowed Professor of Education, will co-host a weekly series on families and youth with Fayetteville City Council Member Val Applewhite on WIDU radio (FM: 1600) starting February 25, 2013 at noon.
Dr. Gail L. Thompson, FSU's Wells Fargo Endowed Professor of Education, will give a presentation titled "Life and Favor: My Journey to the Endowed Professorship," at the Association of Blacks in Higher Education Conference in Atlanta on March 1, 2013.
Dr. Gail L. Thompson, FSU's Wells Fargo Endowed Professor of Education, will give two presentations at the California Charter School Association's Conference on March 13th in San Diego, California.
On March 21, 2013, I will be hosting the School of Education's Second Annual Author Appreciation Reception from 2-3 p.m. Please email me the name of any article, book, etc. that you published during the 2012-13 academic year no later than March 7, 2013, so that you can be honored on this day.
Dr. Gail L. Thompson, FSU's Wells Fargo Endowed Professor of Education, will conduct a student empowerment workshop (11:45 a.m), and a parent empowerment workshop (5:30 p.m.), at Evanston Township High School in Evanston, Illinois on April 2, 2013.
Dr. Gail L. Thompson, FSU's Wells Fargo Endowed Professor of Education, will be presenting "The Winning Formula for Educating African American Students" at the Great Teachers Summit in Denver, Colorado on April 4, 2013 from 2:15-3:45 p.m.
Dr. Gail L. Thompson, FSU's Wells Fargo Endowed Professor of Education, was quoted in "Remaking the Grade," an article in the June 10, 2013 issue of JET magazine.
Dr. Gail L. Thompson, FSU's Wells Fargo Endowed Professor of Education will be the host on WIDU Radio (1600 am) Friday June 14, 2013 from 1-2 p.m. She and her guests, Rufus Thompson, Dr. Jason DeSousa, Christopher Darden, and Ernest Brown, will discuss "The Black Male Crisis in America."
Ms. Angela J. Davis
School of Education
Fayetteville State University