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History educator

Robert Charles Figueira, American History educator. Recipient scholarships Wesleyan University, 1969-1973, New York State Regents, 1969; grantee National Endowment for Humanities, 1988, 91, 92, 93, Lander Foundation, 1991, 93, 94, 95, Bush Foundation, 1988-1989, 89-90; research fellow Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, 1993; Cornell Univercity fellow, 1977-1978, Fulbright, 1973-1974.


Figueira, Robert Charles was born on January 30, 1951 in New York City. Son of Charles Manoel and Marion (Gentile) Figueira.


Bachelor in History and German, summa cum laude, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 1973. Master of Arts in Medieval Studies, Cornell University, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy in History, Cornell University, 1980.


Assistant professor of history, Trinity College, Washington, 1979-1983;assistant dean Emory College, Emory University, Atlanta, 1983-1985;visiting assistant professor of history, Southern Methodist U., Dallas, 1986-1987;visiting assistant professor of history, Wright State University, Dayton, 1987-1988;associate professor of history, St. Mary's College Minnesota, Winona, 1988-1991;associate professor and professor of history, chair history & political science, Lander U., Greenwood, South Carolina., since 1991. Book reviewer; presenter papers at conferences, since 1983. Faculty peer reviewer Bush Foundation Grants St. Mary's College, Minnesota, 1988.

Manuscript referee Church History, 1988, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1987, 94, Yale University Press, 1996. Grant applications referee National Endowment for Humanities, 1993, 97. State examiner Bavarian Ministry for Edition and Culture, 1986.

Visiting scholar University of California, Berkeley, Institute Medieval Canon Law/Robbins Collection, 1982, 84, 88, 90, 91.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals. Editor: Plenitude of Power, 2006, Proceedings of the South Carolina Historical Association, 2002, since 2004.


Board of directors South Carolina. Humanities Council; Member American Catholic History Association, American History Association, Medieval Academy American, American Society Church History, Society for Medieval Canon Law, American Political Science Association, Southern History Association (European section), Selden Society, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta.


Married Jan Friedewald, October 14, 1995.

Charles Manoel Figueira

Marion (Gentile) Figueira

Jan Friedewald