Paul Thompson, Jr.

Dr. H. Paul Thompson, Jr. is professor of history and dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences at North Greenville University. He has been an educator for over 30 years. Originally from the New York City suburbs, he is a graduate of Oral Roberts University and earned his PhD in American History at Emory University, and holds various certificates from Duke University, Furman University, and Princeton Theological Seminary. His scholarship focuses on the nineteenth-century African American experience with temperance and prohibition, and he is the author of A Most Stirring and Significant Episode: Religion and the Rise and Fall of Prohibition in Black Atlanta, 1865-1887, among other shorter works. Dr. Thompson is a former high school teacher, former associate pastor, serves on the boards of multiple non-profit organizations, and has traveled extensively in over ten foreign nations.