Dr. Marvin Dulaney

Dr. W. Marvin Dulaney is Associate Professor of History Emeritus, former Interim Director of the Center for African American Studies, and the former Chair of the Department of History at the University of Texas, Arlington. He is a graduate of Central State University in Wilberforce, Ohio, where he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in History, magna cum laude. He earned his Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in American and African-American history at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. He is a native of Alliance, Ohio.

In addition to teaching at UTA for eighteen years, he has taught at Central State University, Ohio State University, and St. Olaf College in Minnesota. From 1994 to 2008, he served as Executive Director of the Avery Research Center for African American History and Culture and Director of the African American Studies Program at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina.

He has published scholarly articles and reviews in the Journal of Negro HistoryCivil War HistorySouthwestern Historical QuarterlyThe Houston ReviewThe HistorianPacific Historical ReviewTexas Journal of Ideas, History and CultureLegaciesEncyclopedia of African-American Civil RightsLocusThe Georgia Historical QuarterlyThe New Handbook of TexasOur Texas magazine, African Americans: Their History, the South Carolina EncyclopediaThe New Encyclopedia of Southern CultureLone Star Legacy: African American History in Texas, The African American Experience in Texas History: An Anthology, and the Handbook of African American Texas      

His most recent publications are: “Julia Scott Reed: Presenting the Truth about African Americans in Dallas” in Texas Women: Their Histories, Their Lives, Stephanie Cole, Rebecca Sharpless and Elizabeth Hayes Turner, Editors (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2015), pp. 389-409; “The Troubled History of American Policing,” The Crime Report, May 19, 2015, http://www.thecrimereport.org/news/cjn/2015-05-the-troubled-origins-of-american-policing; “Juanita Craft: Another Unsung Heroine of the Civil Rights Movement,” Legacies 29 (Fall 2017):38-45; and “Lies Across the Landscape: Removing Confederate Monuments and Memorials in the South,” Rethinking Public History, (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2019),  forthcoming.

He serves on the board of directors of the Texas State Historical Association and the editorial board of Legacies: A History Journal for Dallas and North Central Texas. He has won numerous awards for his community service, activism, and scholarship.