Theory Thompson is the Chief Program Officer (CPO) of Education and Vocation Programs for Good Shepherd Services (GSS) and has been with the organization for 17 years. In addition to serving as the CPO for GSS, he is also one of the co-chairs of the Bronx Opportunity Network (BON), which is a collaborative partnership of seven Bronx community-based organizations that aims to increase CUNY college access and persistence for young adults in the Bronx.

Theory earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in African American Studies from Morehouse College, a Master of Arts degree in African and African American Studies from The Ohio State University, and a Master of Social Work degree from the City University of New York (CUNY) at Hunter College.