Dr. Arwin D. Smallwood is the Interim Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University in Greensboro. He received his BA in 1988 and his MA in 1990 from North Carolina Central University and his Ph.D. in early U.S and African-American history from The Ohio State University in 1997. He has taught at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois, and the University of Memphis. Before becoming the Interim Vice Provost, he was Chair of the Department of History and Political Science at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University. He is the author of several books and articles including; The atlas of African American History And Politics: From the Slave Trade to Modern Times and Bertie County: An Eastern North Carolina History. He is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, fellowships and grants including; The University of North Carolina Board of Governors, Gov. James E. Holshouser Jr. Award, for Excellence in Public Service, awarded by the University of North Carolina System Board of Governors. He has also participated in the award-winning UNC-TV film documentary “The Birth of A Colony: North Carolina,” and the newly released UNC-TV documentary. “Unlocking the Doors of Opportunity: The Rosenwald Schools of North Carolina,” He serves on several additional boards including; the Tryon Palace Board of Commissioners appointed by North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper.