Pittsburgh Theological Seminary

Lisa L. Thompson

Assistant Professor of Homiletics
Year Started at PTS: 2013

Contact Info



  • Ph.D., Vanderbilt University / Religion, 2013
  • M.A., Vanderbilt University / Religion, 2011
  • M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary / Theology, 2008
  • B.A., University of North Carolina at Charlotte / Psychology and Communication Studies, 2004


The Rev. Dr. Lisa Thompson joined the faculty as assistant professor of homiletics in 2013. She earned her doctorate and master’s from Vanderbilt University, master of divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary, and bachelor’s from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Thompson received the Lilly Faculty Fellowship in Theological Education and Program of Theology and Practice Fellowship from Vanderbilt and a Doctoral Fellowship from the Fund for Theological Education. Her teaching experience includes Association of Chicago Theological Schools Doctor of Ministry in Preaching, McCormick Theological Seminary, and Vanderbilt University. She is an ordained Baptist minister and has served in campus and parish settings. Thompson has offered numerous presentations in both the academic and church arenas. Her sermon “Yes God!” appeared in This Is What a Preacher Looks Like (Smyth & Helwys Publishing, 2010). Her review of Those Preaching Women: A Multicultural Collection was published in Homiletic.

Church Associations

Ordination: National Baptist Church, USA Inc., 2008, Minister

Professional Competencies

Areas of Specialty

  • Homiletic Theory, Methodology and Pedagogy
  • Rhetoric
  • Liturgics
  • Theology and Practice of Religion

Professional Societies

  • Academy of Homiletics
  • American Academy of Religion


  • Vanderbilt University, Lilly Faculty Fellowship in Theological Education, 2012-2013
  • Vanderbilt University, Program of Theology and Practice Fellowship, 2008-2012
  • The Fund for Theological Education, Doctoral Fellowship, 2008-2010

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