William (Bill) Thompson
Associate Professor Special and Elementary Education Department
School of Education, Child Life and Family Studies
Office: Classroom 207A
B.S., New York University, 1971
M.A., New York University, 1974
Ed.D., Harvard University, 1984
William Thompson currently teaches courses that address the social, cultural, and political foundations needed to create a democratic society. Such courses include a First Year Seminar on the life of Eleanor Roosevelt, a seminar on Race, Culture and Identity, American Identities, and a course on teaching History and Social Studies in Elementary School.
He first came to Wheelock around 1994 to teach courses on leadership and organization for graduate programs in The Leadership, Policy and Administration Department. Dr. Thompson served as the chairperson of this department for a number of years. During his tenure as chair of the department, he worked toward the purpose of preparing educators who were also democratic citizen leaders.
Prior to coming to Wheelock, he worked for about 10years as an administrator at Roxbury Community College and was acting president for a year. For three years, he taught courses on social change, race, and ethnicity as a Visiting Professor of Sociology at Wheaton College in Massachusetts.
Dr. Thompson is a founding member of and continues to serve on the governing board (Site Council) of Young Achievers Science and Mathematics Elementary School in the Boston Public School System. This school first opened its doors in 1995.