Dr. Doris J. Thompson is married to Willie Thompson Jr. The couple have two children, Keisha and Amber, along with one grandson name Lathan. Thompson is a longtime veteran educator having worked in education for more than 35 years. She has worked in Higher Education as an Adjunct Professor at Mississippi Valley State University for the past 18 years. Thompson holds a BS Degree from Delta State University; a Masters in Early Childhood Education from Nova University, and a doctoral degree in Elementary, Middle, and High School Administration from Mississippi State University. Thompson is a true public servant, who has devoted and dedicated her career to supporting and educating children in the Mississippi Delta.