Roger W. Smith, PhD

Title: Political Science Educator, Professor Emeritus
Company: William and Mary
Location: Williamsburg, VA United States


  • American Political Science Association (Panel Chair, 1988)
  • Armenian Society, Los Angeles (Lecturer, 2012)
  • Human Rights Watch
  • Institute for the Study of Genocide (Raphael Lemkin Book Award Committee, 1996)
  • Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide (Council Member, 1987-Present)
  • International Association of Genocide Scholars (2003)  (President, 1997-1999) (Vice President, 1995-1997) (Co-founder, 1994)
  • Irish Centre for Human Rights, chair, panels,
  • People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals


  • Honoree, Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2018)
  • Recipient, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (2018)
  • Recipient, Impact Award, Armenian National Committee of America (2016)
  • Honoree, Pioneers of Genocide Studies (2012)
  • Recipient, Mosves Khorenatsi Medal, President of Armenia (2008)
  • Recipient, Distinguished Achievement Award, Armenian American Society for Studies on Stress and Genocide and Fordham University (2005)
  • Recipient, Resolution #34, House of Delegates, Commonwealth of Virginia General Assembly (2001)
  • Honoree, Eastern United States Educator of the Year, Armenian Youth Federation (1999)
  • Recipient, Arthur H. Dadian Armenian Heritage Award, Armenian Students Association (1997)
  • Grantee, William and Mary (1973, 1975, 1979-1980, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993-1994, 1996)
  • Recipient, Freedom Award, Armenian National Committee (1996)
  • Fellow, New York University School of Law (1994)
  • Fellow, William and Mary (1986-1988)
  • Grantee, National Endowment for the Humanities (1988)
  • Nominee, Best Paper, American Political Science Association (1986)
  • Alumni Fellow, William and Mary (1977-1978)
  • Recipient, Alpha of Virginia Award for the Advancement of Scholarship, Phi Beta Kappa (1977-1978)
  • Recipient, Summer Research Award, National Science Foundation (1966)

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