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Dr. Gail L. Thompson, FSU's Wells Fargo Endowed Professor of Education, will give a presentation titled " Mama Drama and Daddy Pain: Helping Child Maltreatment Victims Improve Their Lives" at the International Conference on Urban Education in Montego Bay, Jamaica on November 7, 2014

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Dr. Gail L. Thompson

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Dr. Gail Thompson

 

Gail L. Thompson, Ph.D.

     Website: www.drgailthompson.com

 

 

 

Biography:

Dr. Gail L. Thompson, the Wells Fargo Endowed Professor of Education at Fayetteville State University, has written six books: A Brighter Day: How Parents Can Help African American Youth; The Power of One: How You Can Help or Harm African American Students, which was nominated for the National Staff Development Council's Book of the Year Award); 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. Her eighth book, Yes, You Can! Advice for Teachers Who Want a Great Start and a Great Finish With Their Students of Color, which she co-authored with her husband, Rufus, will be published by Corwin Press in May 2014.

Dr. Thompson has written chapters that were published in four edited books, From Work-Family Balance to Work-Family Interaction: Changing the Metaphor; Narrowing the Achievement Gap: Strategies for Educating Latino, Black, and Asian Students; Adolescent Literacy: Field Tested Effective Solutions for Every Classroom; and The Best of Corwin: Equity. One of her essays was published in USA Today, and her work has been published in numerous academic journals.  Dr. Thompson is also an editor of The Journal of Research Initiatives, a new online journal at Fayetteville State University.

She has served as a co-host of the radio program "Elevate," has been a frequent guest on WIDU Radio, appeared on PBS television's Tony Brown's Journal, WCIA-3 News, National Public Radio, Colorado Public Radio, Tavis Smiley's radio show, KJLH, WAMO, WURD, KPCC, WBAI, WSOU, WFSS, and KXAM. She has been interviewed for Scholastic Instructor and Inside Higher Education, and has been quoted in numerous newspaper articles. Dr. Thompson has served as a reviewer for the Educational Broadcasting Network, Millmark Education, Houghton Mifflin, and several academic journals, and has done presentations, keynote addresses, workshops, and consultant work throughout the U.S. and two presentations in Canada. In 2009, Claremont Graduate University awarded her its "Distinguished Alumna Award," and in 2008, the Black Graduate Students' Association gave her an "Award of Distinction." In May 2009, the California Department of Education selected her to be a member of its newly formed "African American Advisory Committee."

Dr. Thompson is married to Rufus, a retired educator, technology consultant and pilot, and they have three adult children, Dr. Nafissa Thompson-Spires, NaChe', a high school teacher, and Stephen, who recently earned a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering. She is the very proud grandparent of Iveren and Isaiah.

 

 

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Dr. Thompson was featured in "The Flyer the 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
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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:

http://illinoishomepage.net/fulltext?nxd_id=405242

 

Dr. Thompson, Wells Fargo Endowed Professor of Education Held an essay contest tilted "Why My Future WIll Be Great" at Ireland Drive Middle School on March 1, 2012.

Below from left to right:  Pattsy Drake, Assistant Principal; Dale Imam; Former City Manager; Dr. Lewis, Dean of the School of Education at FSU' Ms. Angela Davis, Dr. Thompson; Ms. Young; and Principal Zoletta Taylor.

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Coming May 2014: "Yes You Can: How to Have a Great Start and Great Finish With African American and Other Students of Color." 

 

Wells Fargo Endowed Professor of Education

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."

Dr. Gail L. Thompson, FSU's Wells Fargo Endowed Professor of Education, will give a presentation titled "Help, I Need Somebody! How You Can Mentor Children and Teenagers" at Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in Fayetteville on August 28, 2013 from 11:15 a.m. until noon.

A special report, "African American Women and the U.S. Criminal Justice System: A Statistical Survey, 1870-2009," written by Dr. Gail L. Thompson, FSU's Wells Fargo Endowed Professor of Education, was published in The Journal of African American History (Vol. 98, No. 2).

Dr. Gail L. Thompson, FSU's Wells Fargo Endowed Professor of Education, will give a presentation titled, "You Can't Be Scared and Be Effective: How to Improve Your Classroom Management Skills, at the 43rd Annual National Black Child development Institute Conference in New Orleans on Monday September 30, 2013 from 3:15-4:15 p.m.

Dr. Gail L. Thompson, FSU's Wells Fargo Endowed Professor of Education, will give two presentations at the "Pursuing Extraordinary Outcomes in Public Education National Conference" at UNC Charlotte.  On October 9, 2013, Dr. Thompson will present "You Can't be Scared and be Effective: How to Improve Your Classroom Management Skills, and on October 10, 2013 she will present "The Winning Formula for Educating African American Students."

Dr. Gail L. Thompson, FSU's Wells Fargo Endowed Professor of Education will conduct two workshops at Eisenhower High School in Decatur, Illinois on December 2nd 3rd:  The workshop for school administrators, teachers, and staff is  titled "The Winning Formula for Working Effectively With African American Students," and the workshop for students is titled "Move on Up a Little Higher: How Going to College Can Improve Your Life."

Dr. Gail L. Thompson, FSU's Wells Fargo Endowed Professor of Education will conduct two workshops. On January 21, 2014, Dr. Thompson will conduct "You Can't Be Scared and Be Effective: How to Improve Your Classroom Management Skills" at Coulwood Middle School in Charlotte, NC at 8:30 a.m.. On January 23, 2014, she will present "Grooming Your Child for Greatness" at E.E. Smith High School in Fayetteville, NC at 6 p.m.

Dr. Gail L. Thompson's interview will be broadcast on WFSS (91.9 FM) on January 24, 2014.

Dr. Gail L. Thompson, FSU's Wells Fargo Endowed Professor of Education, was interviewed for the Colorado Public Radio series "Why Race Matters in The Classroom." To listen to the segment click http://bit.ly/1g1XUWP.

 Dr. Gail L. Thompson, FSU's Wells Fargo Endowed Professor of Education and Rufus Thompson will present "Missing Links: Empowering Beginning Teachers to Work More Effectively With Students of Color," at the New Teacher Center Symposium in San Francisco, California on February 11, 2014.

Dr. Gail L. Thompson, FSU's Wells Fargo Endowed Professor of Education, will be interviewed on KBBG Radio (FM 88.1) in Waterloo, Iowa on February 21, 2014 at 11 a.m CST.

Dr. Gail L. Thompson, FSU's Endowed Professor of Education will present "A Low Down Dirty Shame! How We Can Destroy the Cradle-and School-to-Prison Pipelines" at the University of Northern Iowa's Conference on African American Children and Families on February 28, 2014.

Dr. Gail L. Thompson, FSU's Wells Fargo Endowed Professor of Education, will present "The Winning Formula for Educating African American Students" at the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) Annual Conference in Los Angeles on March 17, 2014. 

 

Dr. Gail L. Thompson, FSU's Wells Fargo Endowed Professor of Education, will give the "W. E. B. DuBois Distinguished Lecture" at the American Educational Research Association's Annual Meeting in Philadelphia on April 6, 2014.  The title of Dr. Thompson's Lecture is "What Have You Done for Me Lately? A Call to Action to the Haves From the Have Nots."

"Dr. Fenner interviews Dr. Gail L Thompson About Black Males."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALSBkNbVHVQ

"Yes, You Can! Advice for Teachers Who Want a Great Start and a Great Finish With Their Students of Color," a book for beginning teachers that was co-authored by Dr. Gail L. Thompson, FSU's Wells Fargo Endowed Professor of Education, and education consultant Rufus Thompson, was just published by Corwin Press.

 

For further information please contact:   

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Dianna Wesley
Administrative Support Associate
School of Education
Fayetteville State University
910-672-1257
dwesley@uncfsu.edu

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