Roger Winston Smith

Title: Political Science Educator

Company: William and Mary

Location: Williamsburg, VA United States


  • Inductee, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement (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)
  • Recipient, Freedom Award, Armenian National Committee (1996)
  • Grantee, William and Mary (1973, 1975, 1979-1980, 1987, 1989, 1991, 1993-1994, 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)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America, Marquis Who’s Who (1987-2016)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the South and Southwest, Marquis Who’s Who (1995-1996, 1999-2000, 2002-2016)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in American Politics, Marquis Who’s Who (2010-2011, 2013, 2015)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in American Education, Marquis Who’s Who (2006-2008)


  • Honorary Doctor of Letters, University of Saint Andrews
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
  • Master of Arts in Political Science, University of California, Berkeley
  • Coursework, Harvard Law School, Harvard University
  • Bachelor of Arts in Government, Harvard College, Harvard University, Magna Cum Laude

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