|Robert C. (Bob) McMath, Jr.|
Georgia Institute of Technology|
University of Arkansas
|Alma mater||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
Robert C. (Bob) McMath, Jr. (born 1944) is a historian and Dean of the Honors College of the University of Arkansas. He received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1972. From then until his appointment at the University of Arkansas in 2005, he taught history and held a series of administrative posts at Georgia Tech, except for 1996 when he was a Fulbright Lecturer in Italy.
McMath is a 1967 graduate of the University of North Texas. He received his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1972.
As Vice Provost at Georgia Tech, McMath oversaw student academic services and coordinated campus-wide initiatives to improve the teaching and learning environment for undergraduates, including the design and partial funding of the Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons. As professor of history he taught a wide range of undergraduate courses and supervised graduate students. He received the George C. Griffin Award for Outstanding Teaching and the Dean James E. Dull Administrator of the Year Award, and in 2004 was named an honorary alumnus.
In 1994, he received the (Georgia) Governor’s Award for the Humanities. While at Georgia Tech, McMath served as faculty advisor for the ANAK Society, a secretive honor society of senior students.
Dr. McMath’s responsibilities as dean of the Honors College include general oversight of operations in the College, development of new Honors initiatives (in collaboration with the faculty), coordination of activities among college-level Honors Programs, donor stewardship and cultivation, and communication with internal and external audiences about the Honors College. He will also supervise graduate and undergraduate student research and teach Honors courses and colloquia in History. In his role as dean, McMath holds an endowed chair which is funded through a gift from the Walton Family.
McMath is the author or co-author of numerous articles and seven books on American history: