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Lifespan:  1927  –  2015


  • B.A., Howard University
  • M.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Miami Employment:

  • Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 1968 – 1992
  • Director, Educational Opportunity Office, 1969 – 1971
  • Director, Black World Studies Program, 1987 – 1990


Heanon Wilkins graduated with his bachelor’s degree from Howard University before obtaining both his master’s and Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Wilkins’s career at Miami University spanned from 1968 to 1992, during which he served in a variety of roles, including a professor in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese (1968-1992), Director of the Educational Opportunity Office (1969-1971), and Director of the Black World Studies Program (1987-1990). He was Miami’s first Black full-time faculty member. The Heanon Wilkins Faculty Fellows program has continued to provide scholars with mentorship and career development to prepare them for a career in higher education.



Published: January 05, 2023


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Published: January 05, 2023

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