DR. KEISHA V.
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PSYCHOLOGY
CUNY KINGSBOROUGH COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dr. Keisha V. Thompson is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Kingsborough Community College, City University
of New York. She is also the co-creator and co-director of the Historically Underrepresented Faculty & Staff Resource
Center at Kingsborough.
Dr. Thompson graduated with a doctorate in Counseling Psychology from Texas A&M University. A Native of
Trinidad & Tobago, Dr. Thompson grew up in Brooklyn, NY. She completed her bachelor’s degree in Business
Communication at Baruch College, CUNY, and her master’s degree in School Counseling at Hunter College, CUNY.
Her clinical experience has included college counseling, community mental health, the federal prison system, VA
medical center, and various K-12 school settings.
Her professional interests include racial equity issues in higher education, themes of psychosocial development,
and mental health in Black youth and women. As a first-generation immigrant and college graduate, it is important
to Dr. Thompson that her work addresses issues of cultural diversity. As such, fostering diversity has been the focus
of her scholarship, teaching, and service to her community. In the classroom she has operated from a socio-political
framework which has allowed her to address issues of culture, health, and social justice as they relate to individuals
Dr. Thompson’s research agenda has been centered around Blackness in the African diaspora. She has enjoyed
spending time in the classroom and community empowering individuals through expanding their knowledge base and
encouraging them to be change agents in society. There All Along: The Women of Trinidad & Tobago 1970 Black
Power was her first film project.
Dr. Thompson has also been hosting two podcasts – “Misadventures of an Inspired Woman”, which highlights
personal goals and achievement in women, and “Black and Saved”, aimed at fostering community at the intersection
of Blackness and Christianity.
In her spare time, Dr. Thompson has enjoyed singing and convening spaces where women can come together to
provide encouragement, share ideas, and build community.