Dr. Candace THompson
Department of Instructional Technology, Foundations, and Secondary Education
Watson College of Education
University of North Carolina Wilmington
601 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403
Dr. Thompson is an assistant professor in the department of Instructional Technology, Foundations, and Secondary Education at the University of North Carolina in Wilmington, North Carolina. She received her Ph.D. in Social Foundations of Education from the University of South Carolina in 2008. Her research interests include critical multicultural education in teacher education, and developing cultural competency and critical consciousness in pre-service teachers through school and community-based service learning. She lives this work by immersing her beginning education students (and herself) in local urban elementary and middle schools and the communities they serve. Students link course content to their developing practice and engage in critical examinations of diversity, the role of the teacher, and equity and access in schools and communities. Dr. Thompson has taught social foundations of education and multicultural education courses for undergraduate and graduate teacher education students and has published articles in the Journal for Diversity in Higher Education, Teaching Education, and The High School Journal.