Charles V. Willie, Ph.D.

Title: Charles William Eliot Professor of Education, Emeritus
Company: Harvard University
Location: Concord, MA United States




  • Alpha Phi Alpha (Executive Council Member, 1968-1974)
  • American Association Blacks Higher Education
  • American Educational Research Association, Fellow
  • American Sociological Association
  • Boston Museum of Science, Emeritus
  • Eastern Sociological Society, Former President (1975-Current)
  • Episcopal Divinity School, Honorary Trustee
  • Greeley Foundation for Peace and Justice (1989-1992)
  • Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, Committee Member, National Advisory Committee
  • Judge Baker Children’s Center (2001-2003)
  • President’s Commission on Mental Health, Former Member
  • Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, Syracuse University (1992-2000)
  • Social Science Research Council (1971-1977) (Board of Directors, 1969-1976)


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2017)
  • Honoree, Charles V. Willie Minority Graduate Annual Award, Eastern Sociological Society (2014-Current)
  • Inductee, Worldwide Lifetime Achievement (2017)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s’ Who in America,” Marquis Who’s Who (1987-2016)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the East,” Marquis Who’s Who (2002-2016, 1997-1998)
  • Featured Listee, “Who’s Who in the World,” Marquis Who’s Who (1995-2016)
  • Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award, American Association of Blacks Higher Education (2009)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in American Education,” Marquis Who’s Who (2006-2008, 1993-1995)
  • Recipient, US Speaker and Specialist Grant Award, United States State Department, The Bahamas (2007)
  • District Sorokin Lecturer, Eastern Sociological Society (2006)
  • Recipient, Merit award, Eastern Sociological Society (2006)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Contribution Award Eastern Sociological Society (2006)
  • Recipient, Career Distinguished Scholarship Award, American Sociological Association (2005)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Teacher Award, Harvard University (2005)
  • Recipient, William Foote Whyte Award, American Sociological Association (2004)
  • Recipient, George Arents Award, Syracuse University Alumni Association (2000)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Career Award,  Association Black Sociologists (1996)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Book on Human Rights Award, Myers Center for Study of Human Rights (1996)
  • Recipient, Father John LaFarge, S.J. Award,  Fairfield University (1995)
  • Recipient, Benjamin E. Mays Service Award, Morehouse College (1994)
  • Recipient, DuBois-Johnson-Frazier Award, American Sociological Association (1994)
  • Recipient, Maxwell Spirit of Public Service Award, Maxwell School, Syracuse University (1994)
  • Recipient, Robin M. Williams, Jr. Distinguished Lectureship Award, Eastern Sociological Society (1994)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Career Contribution Award, American Educational Research Association (1990)
  • Recipient, Family Scholar Award, Society for the Study of Social Problems (1986)
  • Recipient, Lee-Founders Award, Society for the Study Social Problems (1983)
  • Recipient, 50th Anniversary, Distinguished Alumnus Award, Syracuse University, Maxwell School (1974)
  • Recipient, Faculty Service Award,  National University Extension Association (1969)
  • Numerous contributions to professional articles, books and journals

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