He later taught as an elementary art instructor for several years, and then went on to complete his MFA in sculpture through Clemson University.
Thompson is Chair of the Visual Arts Department at The South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities, where he teaches sculpture and drawing, and also contributes regularly to The University of Georgia Studies Abroad Program as a as visiting professor, in Cortona, Italy.
Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina, (Sculpture), 1998
University of Georgia, Athens Georgia, (Art Education), 1990
Department Chair and Sculpture Faculty at the South Carolina Governor’s School for the Arts
Summer 2003, Fall 2006, Summer 2009
Sculpture Faculty, University of Georgia Studies Abroad program, Cortona, Italy