Eddie R. Cole, Ph.D., is an associate professor of higher education and faculty affiliate of history at William & Mary. He is the author of a forthcoming history of college presidents and the black freedom movement (Princeton University Press, 2020), where he explores academic leaders’ role in the shaping racial policies and practices.
His numerous honors for his scholarship on college presidents and race include: 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, Eddie 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.
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