Keith Thompson taught graduate and undergraduate courses in music education, coordinates the master's and doctoral programs in music education, and served on the School of Music Graduate Committee. Thompson earned degrees in music education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Duquesne University, and Case-Western Reserve University. He served on the faculties of the University of Illinois and Valdosta State University, as well as public elementary schools in Ohio and Pennsylvania, prior to his appointment to the Penn State faculty. His research included guided music listening in general music classrooms and music for learners with disabilities. His publications include Working Toward Solutions in Mainstreaming and Adolescents and Media Music. Dr. Thompson has written articles in Music Educators Journal, Bulletin of the Council for Research in Music Education, and General Music Today. He was a member of the Music Educators National Conference and the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association.