David Emory Shi
President, Furman University, 1994-2010
Vice-President for Academic Affairs and Dean, Furman University, 1993-1994
Frontis W. Johnston Professor and Chair of History Department, Davidson College, 1987-1993
Associate Professor, Davidson College, 1982-87
Assistant Professor, Davidson College, 1976-82
Ph.D. University of Virginia 1976
M.A. University of Virginia 1975
B.A. Furman University 1973 magna cum laude
Honorary Doctor of Laws, Mercer University, 2004
Humanitarian of the Year, 2003, Urban League
Andrew Mellon Foundation Presidential Leadership Grant, 2003
Greenville (S.C.) Business Person of the Year, 2003
Honorary Doctor of Humanities, Centre College, 2002
John Templeton Foundation Presidential Award, 1999
James L. Knight Foundation Presidential Leadership Award, 1998
Phi Beta Kappa
Omicron Delta Kappa
ODK Outstanding Teacher Award (Davidson College)
Quaternion Club, 1973
All-Southern Conference Football Team, 1971
All South Carolina Football Team, 1971
Outstanding College Athlete Award, 1972
NEH Fellowship for College Teachers, 1991-92
NEH Travel Grant, 1988
Huntington Library Fellowship, 1986-87
NEH Summer Stipends, 1980, 1986
NEH Fellowship for College Teachers, 1982-83
National Humanities Center Fellowship, 1982-83
Andrew Mellon Faculty Fellowship, 1978
Distinguished Military Graduate (1973)
United States Army Reserve, Corps of Engineers, 1976-85
Honorably Discharged as a Captain, 1985
National Commerce Financial Corporation Board of Directors
Piedmont Natural Gas Corporation Board of Directors
Greenville Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors
Commerce Club Board of Directors
South Carolina Educational Television Endowment (Board of Directors)
Southern University Conference
Chairman of the South Carolina Tuition Grants Commission
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (Former Chair)
Member, Chronicle of Higher Education/New York Times Higher Education Cabinet
Member, Board of Directors, Association of American Colleges and Universities
The Bell Tower and Beyond: Reflections on Learning and Living (University of South Carolina Press, 2002)
For the Record: A Documentary History of America 3rd Edition (New York: W. W. Norton, 2000) [with Holly Mayer]
Facing Facts: Realism in American Thought and Culture, 1850-1920 (Oxford University Press, 1995) [Pulitzer Prize nomination]
America: A Narrative History 7th Edition (New York: W. W. Norton, 2000) [with George Tindall]
In Search of the Simple Life: American Voices, Past and Present (Salt Lake City: Peregrine Smith Books, 1986)
The Simple Life: Plain Living and High Thinking in American Culture (New
York: Oxford University Press, 1985; revised edition University of
Georgia Press, 2001) [History Book Club selection; Editor's Choice, American Heritage]
Matthew Josephson, Bourgeois Bohemian (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1981) [Pulitzer Prize nomination]
Bi-Weekly Columnist for the Greenville News
Guest Columnist for the Christian Science Monitor, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Charlotte Observer, Philadelphia Inquirer, and three dozen other newspapers
"Technology and Integrative Learning: Enabling Serendipitous Connectivity across Courses," Peer Review 8 (Fall 2006):4-7.
"The Simple Life," Orion 12 (Summer 1993): 6-13.
"A Critical Friendship: Kenneth Burke and Malcolm Cowley," American Literary History 1 (Winter 1989): 920-32.
"Thoreau for Commuters," North American Review 272 (June 1987): 65-69.
"What Happened to the Simple Life?" National Humanities Center Newsletter 7 (Spring 1986): 1-11.
"Ernest Thompson Seton and the Boy Scouts: A Moral Equivalent of War?" South Atlantic Quarterly84 (Autumn 1985): 379-91.
"Plain Living and High Thinking," Sojourners 14 (November 1985): 32-36.
"Triumph of the Therapeutic?" American Quarterly 36 (Fall 1984): 705-12.
"Edward Bok and the Simple Life," American Heritage 36 (December 1984): 100-109.
"Teaching as a Craft and a Calling," Furman Reports (Fall 1984): 8-9.
"Matthew Josephson and Broom: Cultural Nationalism in the Jazz Age," Southern Review 19 (Summer 1983):573-95.
"Malcolm Cowley and Literary New York," Virginia Quarterly Review 58 (Autumn 1982): 575-93.
"Herbert Agar and Free America: A Jeffersonian Alternative to the New Deal," Journal of American Studies 16 (August 1982): 189-206.
"The Politicos: A Modern Look at a Muckraking Classic," South Atlantic Quarterly 80 (Summer 1981): 289-304.
"Transatlantic Images: The Impact of the American Cinema upon the French Avant-Garde," Journal of Popular Culture 14 (Spring 1981): 583-96.
"Agrarianism for Commuters," South Atlantic Quarterly 79 (Spring 1980): 204-18. [with William E. Leverette, Jr.]
"Small Is Beautiful--and American," Southeastern American Studies Association Proceedings (Spring 1979): 75-84.
"Advertising and the Literary Imagination during the Jazz Age," Journal of American Culture 2 (Summer 1979):167-76.
"William H. Seward's Attempt to Annex British Columbia, 1865-1869," Pacific Historical Review 47 (May 1978):217-38.
"Munson Versus Josephson: Battle of the Aesthetes," Lost Generation Journal 5 (Spring 1977):18-22.