Name: Luke Thompson
Job Title: Tesla START Instructor
Division: Automotive Programs
Employee BioLuke D. Thompson, M.Ed. - teaches the Tesla START program offered as a capstone course in the automotive technology program. He previously taught at NATEF-accredited high schools in Washington and Michigan. His unique automotive industry experience includes working as a prototype technician at Ford Motor Company's Research and Development Division. Mr. Thompson holds an A.A.S. in Automotive Technology from Henry Ford College, a B.S. from Detroit's Wayne State University in Secondary Career and Technical Education, and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on math and science from the University of Washington. He is a recipient of the ASE Industry Education Alliance "Outstanding Instructor Award" and holds various ASE certifications, including Master Certified Automobile Technician. He is also an author with textbook publisher Goodheart-Willcox, with titles related to automotive math and automotive maintenance and light repair.