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Price, vice chair of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, chaired Obama's transition team for the NEH

A recipient of numerous awards and honors, Dr. Clement A. Price chaired President Obama's transition team for the National Endowment for the Humanities and currently is vice chair of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation. In May 2009 he was a special honoree of the Three Doctors Foundation at its annual gala.

Price is a Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor at Rutgers, one of the highest faculty honors at the university. The latter honor noted Price’s dedication “to the ideas of community, and his sustained impact on the development of cultural, civic, educational and academic institutions in the City of Newark and the State of New Jersey” and his “unwavering commitment to the communities in which he lives, and his concern for social justice.”

Price was named CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) Professor of the Year for New Jersey in 1999.

Price, who teaches history, has played leadership roles with many organizations in New Jersey, including the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, the Fund for New Jersey, the Newark Public Schools, the Newark Black Film Festival, the Newark Public Library, the Newark Education Trust, and the Save Ellis Island Foundation. Price's fealty to Newark comes from his deep appreciation of the city's rich history and its tenacity as one of the nation's most remarkable urban communities. Not surprisingly, in 2008 Price received the second annual Charles Cummings Award from the Trustees of the Newark Preservation and Landmarks Committee. The award, named after the late renowned city historian, was awarded to Price for outstanding contributions to the knowledge and appreciation of Newark history.

Published widely in African American history as well as American cultural policy and American urban history, Price shares his expertise in African American history as a member of the Scholarly Advisory Committee of the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. Additionally, Price, along with the late Giles R. Wright, founded the Marion Thompson Wright Lecture Series in 1981, which is now one the nation's longest running and most prestigious conference series devoted to enhancing public literacy in African American history.

Price received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Bridgeport and his doctoral degree from Rutgers University. He also holds honorary degrees from William Paterson University and Drew University.

Take a video tour of Newark with Professor Price at The Once and Future Newark website.