Dr. Cicero M. Fain, IIII

Assistant Provost for Inclusive Excellence
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Fellow
Harris Hall 113


Dr. Cicero M. Fain, III, is a native of Huntington, WV. Dr. Fain received his B.A. in Political Science and Journalism from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and his M.A. in Education in Curriculum and Instruction from George Mason University. He is the recipient of the Carter G. Woodson Fellowship from Marshall University. He received his M.A. and his Ph.D. in History from The Ohio State University. His teaching career includes positions at Marshall, Ohio University-Southern, Niagara University, and the College of Southern Maryland. He has authored several articles in peer-reviewed journals, including “Buffalo Soldier, Deserter, Criminal: The Remarkably Complicated Life of Charles Ringo,” in the Ohio Valley Journal, his current book project. His first book, “Black Huntington: An Appalachian Story,” published in 2019 by the University of Illinois Press, was a finalist for the Appalachian Studies Association Weatherford Award. In 2021 the West Virginia Library Association awarded it the Literary Merit Award. In 2021, he returned to Marshall as the inaugural Visiting Diversity Scholar.