Carter G. Woodson Bicentennial Professorships

Carter G. Woodson Bicentennial Professorships

SIF175 Carter G. Woodson Bicentennial Professorships

Project Manager: Robert Vinson and Mark Luellen

Approved: December 2020

This award provides matching funds in support of three new Bicentennial Professorships dedicated to support the Carter G. Woodson Institute. This funding is repurposed from the larger Bicentennial Professors award.

Project Dates: 1/01/2021 – 12/31/2023

Funding Awarded: $6,000,000

Current Status: Active


We will utilize the quasi-endowment for a targeted search in AY 2022-23 for the Armstead L. Robinson Endowed Professorship. Named after Armstead L. Robinson, the longstanding founding director of the Woodson Institute (1981- 1995), AAS faculty have in mind an internationally renowned senior scholar whose research, teaching, and service profile are befitting of Armstead L. Robinson. In Fall 2022, AAS faculty will assemble a search committee to execute a targeted search for an internationally renowned scholar of 19th century African American Studies, to both honor Robinson’s research specialty and to also fulfill our current research and curricular gap in 19th century African American Studies.