Areas of Study
- Health Fitness Specialist (HFS), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
- Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS), National Strength & Conditioning Association (NSCA)
- Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES), National Commission for Health Education Credentialing
- Certified Special Populations Specialist (CSPS), National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA)
- Functional Movement Screening (FMS-cert), Functional Movement Systems
- Senior Fitness Specialist (SFS), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
- Fitness Nutrition Specialist (FNS), American Council on Exercise (ACE)
Faculty & Staff
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.
Marti J. Glass, Ph.D.
Director of Adult and Professional programs in the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Associate Professor of Psychology and Criminal Justice
Dr. Glass provides leadership and guidance for the NGU Online Behavioral Sciences Program. As a Licensed Professional Counselor, he brings experience and professional perspectives on mental health to the program. Dr. Glass also shares expertise from the criminal justice system as a former police officer. His work in private practice counseling has concentrated on marriage counseling, sexual/internet addictions, PTSD, and therapy for children and adolescents.