Preston King, PhD

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Title: Scholar in Residence
Company: Morehouse College
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Preston King, PhD, Scholar in Residence at Morehouse College, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in academia.

With more than 60 years of professional experience, Dr. King has been a scholar in residence in the Morehouse College Leadership Center since 2006, also serving as a visiting professor with the University of East Anglia since 2002. Prior to obtaining his current roles, he was a professor with Lancaster University from 1986 to 2001, with the University of New South Wales from 1976 to 1986, and with the University of Nairobi from 1972 to 1976. He was previously a senior research fellow with the Acton Society Trust from 1970 to 1972 and a reader with the University of East Africa from 1968 to 1970. Upon his departure from Lancaster University, he was honored with the professor emeritus title.

From 1966 to 1968, Dr. King was a lecturer with the University of Sheffield, having held the same position with the University of Ghana since 1963. Earlier in his career, he was a lecturer with Keele University from 1961 to 1962 and a tutor with the London School of Economics from 1958 to 1960. He first pursued an education with Fisk University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts in 1956. He then joined the London School of Economics, completing a Master of Science in economics in 1958. He continued his studies with the school, earning a PhD in 1966. He also holds an Honorary Doctor of Letters from Fisk University.

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