Dr. Michael R. Winston
Provost and Chief Academic Officer

Appointed to the Howard University faculty in 1964, Dr. Michael Winston has served successively as Assistant Dean of the College of Liberal Arts, and Director of Research in the Department of History. From 1973 to 1983 he was Director of the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. Appointed Vice President for Academic Affairs in 1983 by President James E. Cheek, Dr. Winston retired from Howard in 1990. In 1992 he became Vice President of the Alfred Harcourt Foundation, and President in 1993 and served in that role until his retirement in 2008. In 2013 he was asked to return to Howard to serve as Academic Counsel by the Interim President, Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick. In 2014 President Frederick appointed him Provost and Chief Academic Officer.

Dr. Winston was awarded the Bachelor of Arts degree in history magna cum laude by Howard University in 1962 and elected to Phi Beta Kappa. The award of a Woodrow Wilson Fellowship and a John Hay Whitney Fellowship enabled him to complete graduate work in European history at the University of California, Berkeley, which awarded him the M.A. degree in French History in 1964 and the Ph.D. in European History in 1974.

Dr. Winston is co-author with Rayford W. Logan of The Negro in the United States, Vol. II (1970), and author of The Howard University Department of History, 1913-1973. He is also co-editor with Rayford W. Logan of The Dictionary of American Negro Biography (1982), and co-editor with Genna Rae McNeil of Historical Judgments Reconsidered (1988). He has also written articles and reviews for many scholarly and professional journals. His current research, Black women in science fields, is an interdisciplinary National Science Foundation project with Professor Cynthia E. Winston of Howard University’s Department of Psychology.

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