The University of Texas at Arlington News Releases
After a nationwide search, Delaina Price has been selected as the Fenton Wayne Robnett Assistant Professor of History at The University of Texas at Arlington.
The Fenton Wayne Robnett Endowment was established by the late Fenton Robnett to facilitate students’ learning of United States history.
Robnett, who graduated with a UTA bachelor’s degree in history in 1965, taught in Dallas schools for more than 30 years. The Robnett Endowment provides funding in UTA’s College of Education, the College of Nursing and Health Innovations, and the College of Liberal Arts to benefit students who are pursuing degrees in social studies teaching and secondary school certification.
Delaina Price received UTA’s Fenton Wayne Robnett Assistant Professor of History endowment.
The College of Liberal Arts Committee on Endowed Professorships recommended that Price be recognized for the early career excellence she has demonstrated as a teacher and scholar of United States history.
Scott Palmer, professor and chair of the Department of History, commended the committee’s decision noting that, “Dr. Price’s formal pedagogical training, along with her teaching experience and research specialization in African American business enterprises and entrepreneurialism, will greatly enrich the history department and the larger university.”
Price is an exceptionally well-qualified classroom leader. She earned a doctorate in history from Yale University, a master’s degree in African American Studies from Yale, a master’s degree in education from Harvard, and graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with bachelor’s degrees in history and English from George Washington University.
Price is currently a visiting assistant professor at Hollins University in Roanoke, Va.
While at Yale, Price was awarded two fellowships for graduate study from the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, a Bloomfield Fellowship and a John F. Enders Fellowship and Research …