Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Department of History, Anthropology and Philosophy
Stacey Thompson specializes is museum administration, exhibition development and collections management. Her interests include interactive exhibition development, the intersection of history and material culture, and corporate diversity and inclusion. She has worked as a museum professional for the past fifteen years at institutions that include The American Museum of Natural History, The National Archives, the Morris Museum of Art and the Smithsonian National Anthropological Archives. She served as executive director of The Museum and Railroad Historical Center in Greenwood, SC and oversaw the restoration of seven historic train cars. She holds a BA in Studio Art and a B.S. in Anthropology from the College of Charleston. In addition, she holds a Master Degree in Anthropology and Museum Studies from the George Washington University. She is currently working towards her Master in Business Administration at the University of South Carolina. She has published on the culture of budget tourism and the history of Greenwood, South Carolina. Thompson lives in Augusta, GA with her husband and three sons. She currently serves as Director of the Guard House Museum and lecturer of Museum Studies at Augusta University.