Professor Joseph Thompson is the Director of Multicultural Ministries and Visiting Professor of African American Studies. He has been serving VTS as the Archivist for the African American Episcopal Historical Collection (AAEHC) housed here at VTS while pursuing a Master of Divinity. Prior to coming to VTS in June 2012, he earned his Doctor of Philosophy and Master of Philosophy in African-American Studies and English at Yale University.
In addition, he has served at higher education institutions in various roles throughout the past 15 years. This includes Senior Lecturer and Educational Archivist, Academic Coordinator of African and African-American Studies, Faculty Fellow, and Assistant Professor.