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H. Paul Thompson Jr., Ph.D.  | Dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences

H. Paul Thompson, Jr., Ph.D.

Dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences
Chair of the Department of History
Professor of History

Dr. H. Paul Thompson, Jr. received his doctorate in American history from Emory University and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Duke University. He is a diversity fellow of The Riley Institute at Furman University and an alum of Leadership Greenville class 44. Prior to teaching at NGU, Thompson had a 13-year career as a public school teacher and taught history at Lander University. His teaching and research interests include the 19th-century temperance movement, African American history, and the history of Christianity in America. He is also the 2015 NGU recipient of the Excellence in Teaching Award, given by the South Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities. He is author of A Most Stirring and Significant Episode: Religion and the Rise and Fall of Prohibition in Black Atlanta, 1865-1887 and articles in various encyclopedias. Thompson also considers himself a foodie and enjoys eating at fine restaurants and traveling in his spare time.

Phone: 864-977-7768

Email: paul.thompson@ngu.edu

Location: Crain Science 235

Dr. Jeff French | Chair of Biology, Associate Professor

Jeffrey French, Ph.D.

Associate Dean of Science and Math
Chair of the Biology Department
Associate Professor of Biology

Dr. Jeffrey French teaches courses in ecology, natural resource management, environmental science, and genetics. He earned his doctorate from the University of South Carolina in 2008 after managing a graduate program there from 2000 to 2005. He came to NGU in 2007 for the opportunity to direct his academic service towards the higher service of Christ. He enjoys spending time with his wife Karyn at home in Greer, S.C., and playing guitar with his son Jake. They are members of Earle Street Baptist Church in Greenville, S.C.

Phone: 864-977-7132

Email: jeffrey.french@ngu.edu

Location: Crain Science 224



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