Eddie R. Cole, Ph.D., is an associate professor of higher education and faculty affiliate of history at William & Mary. He has earned numerous honors for his scholarship on college presidents and race, including the 2018 Early Career Award from the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), a 2017 Nancy Weiss Malkiel Scholar Award from the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and a 2015 National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. Additionally, he has received research fellowships and grants from Princeton University, the University of Chicago, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has been a Dean’s Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Eddie’s forthcoming book is a history of college presidents and the black freedom movement and explores academic leaders’ role in the shaping racial policies and practices around civil rights and educational opportunity.
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