Arwin Smallwood


Arwin Smallwood
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College of Arts Humanities, Soc Sci

History and Political Science

Gibbs Hall 324
OtherExecutive Leadership Institute, University Of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School
OtherLeadership and Character / Wake Forest University, Oxford University and The Oxford Character Project
OtherExecutive Leadership Development / Executive Leadership Summit, Hampton University
OtherLeadership Training for Department Chairs / UNC Center for School Leadership Development
OtherLeadership Academy for Department Chairs / American Council on Education. ACE Emerging Leaders Group
OtherLeadership Training for Department Chairs / UNC Center for School Leadership Development
Ph.D.History / The Ohio State University
MAHistory / North Carolina Central University
B.A.Political Science / North Carolina Central University
Bertie Senior High School
OtherChowan University


Dr. Arwin D. Smallwood is the Chair of the Department of History and Political Science at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro. He received his BA in Political Science in 1988 and MA in History in 1990 from North Carolina Central University. He received his Ph.D. in early U.S and African-American history from The Ohio State University in 1997. He has taught as a Visiting Lecture at North Carolina A&T State University, 1993-94, then Director of African-American Studies at Bradley University, 1994-2003, he then joined Department of History at the University of Memphis, 2003-2013 where he helped build its Ph.D. Program in African-American History. He became Chair of the Department of History at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, 2013-2018 and latter Chair of the newly organized Department of History and Political Science, 2018-2022. From June 2022 to August 2023 he served as the Interim Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education.

Research Interests

Specialties: Researching and writing on the history of Native Americans, Africans and Europeans in eastern North Carolina and the New World. My fields include: Colonial American, African-American, Native American, Southern and North Carolina History.

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Recent Publications

  • Arwin Smallwood (2013). (Race-Mixing: A Brief History with Maps). (Asian American Literary Review) (Special Issue ) Asian American Literary Review.
  • Arwin Smallwood, Ashley Deluce, Arrianne Daniels, Virginia Society, Library Virginia, University Virginia, Colonial Foundation (2012). (A Guide to the Virginia Colonial Records Project Microfilm Records, Other Manuscripts, and Transcripts Concerning Indians ca. 1600-1800. ). pp. 316. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation.
  • Arwin Smallwood (2002). (Bertie County: An Eastern Carolina History). pp. 160. Arcadia Publishing.
  • Arwin Smallwood (2001). (Blacks at Bradley: 1897 to 2000). pp. 128. Arcadia Publishing.
  • Arwin Smallwood (1999). (Annual Editions: African-American History). In Rodney Coates, McGraw Hill.
  • Arwin Smallwood (1999). (A Turbulent Voyage: Readings in African American Studies). In Floyd W. Hayes, Collegiate Press.
  • Arwin Smallwood, (1997). (The Atlas of African-American History and Politics: From the Slave Trade to Modern Times). pp. 192. McGraw Hill.