Career History

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, Furman University; Professor and History Department Chair, Davidson College


B. A. in Political Science (magna cum laude), Furman University

M.A. and Ph.D. in History, the University of Virginia

Community Involvement

Boards - Association of American Colleges and Universities, Presidents’ Trust; Recipient, Whitney M. Young, Jr., Humanitarian Award; Previous boards - National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (chairman), South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, National Commerce Financial Corporation, Greenville Chamber of Commerce, Urban League of the Upstate, Metropolitan Arts Council, and the Commerce Club; Former chair, Southern Conference Council of Presidents and the Southern University Conference