Assistant Professor of African American History
Department of History

Marvin T Chiles

NORFOLK, 23529

Ph.D. in African American History, University of Georgia, (2020)

M.A. in American History, James Madison University, (2016)

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

"Landmarks Program Selection Committee . Old Dominion University. January 2021 - March 2021


20th Century African American; Southern; Urban; Education; High School and College Sports


Chiles, M. T. (2024). Black Football Crisis: Reforming HBCU Football Before Its Golden Age, 1912-1932. Journal of African American History 109 (3) , pp. TBD.
Chiles, M. T. (2023). Gideon Edward Smith: The Player and Coach Who Gave Meaning to Meaning to Black College Football, 1892-1942. Journal of African American Studies 27 (1) , pp. 187-205.
Chiles , M. T. Prince Basketball's Ambassadors: Virginia Union's 'Dream Team' and the Origins of Integrated College Basketball, 1938-1942 . Virginia Magazine of History and Biography (date forthcoming).
Chiles, M. T. . (2023). “Here We Go Again”: Race and Redevelopment in Downtown Richmond, Virginia, 1977-Present. Journal of Urban History 49 (1) , pp. 133-59.
Chiles, M. T. (2022). Our Metropolitan Separations: The Case for Metropolitan Public Schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Journal of Race and Policy 16 (1) , pp. 59-80.
Chiles, M. T. (2022). Re-Envisioning Richmond’s Past: Race, Reconciliation, and Public History in the Modern South, 1990 to the Present. Journal of Southern History LXXXVIII (4) , pp. 707-52.
Chiles, M. T. (2021). “Historian of Black Virginia: Luther Porter Jackson, An Appraisal”. Spectrum: A Journal on Men 9 (2) , pp. 135-57.
Chiles, M. T. (2021). "A Period of Misunderstanding: Reforming Jim Crow in Richmond, Virginia, 1930-1954". Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 129 (3) , pp. 244-78.
Chiles, M. T. . (2020). "Tough on Conduct: Punitive Leadership in Urban Public Schools, A Case Study of Angry Principal Dr. Roy A. West, 1986-1991". Spectrum: A Journal on Black Men 8 (1) , pp. 55-85.
Chiles, M. T.. (2020). "Down Where the South Begins: Black Richmond Activism Before the Modern Civil Rights Movement, 1899-1930". Journal of African American History 105 (1) , pp. 56-82.


Chiles, M. T. Man on a Mission: Boo Williams and The Rise of Modern Basketball. McFarland Publishing, Co., (Under Contract). .
(2023). The Struggle to Change: Race and The Politics of Reconciliation in Modern Richmond. University of Virginia Press.
Chiles, M. T.. Bygone World of Sport: Black Amateur Football and Basketball in Jim Crow Virginia, 1892-1970 . University of Alabama Press (under contract).
  • 2022: William M.E. Rachal Award Winner (2022), Virginia Historical Society
  • 2020: African American Studies Institute Lee B. Giles Encouragement Award, Institute for African American Studies at the University of Georgia