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W. Marvin Dulaney, Ph.D.

Dallas African American Museum
Deputy Director/COO
Dallas, Texas
Dr. W. Marvin Dulaney is Deputy Director and Chief Operations Officer for the Dallas African American Museum. Before joining the Museum in March 2020, he was 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.
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 serves on 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.
His research focuses on the civil rights movement, the history of African Americans in Dallas, policing and racial violence, and the quest for social and racial justice in America.
He is one of the developers of the African American history course adopted for high schools by the State of Texas Board of Education.