Professor Bryant Mangum Retires

August 29, 2022

Headshot of Bryant MangumRevered professor Bryant Mangum retired after 50 years of teaching at VCU.   An expert on F. Scott Fitzgerald and The New Yorker magazine, Mangum leaves behind a legacy of kindness and generosity.

Mangum joined the VCU Department of English in 1971, while he was still completing his Ph.D., which he earned from the University of South Carolina in 1975. During his half century at VCU, he has been named a VCU Board of Visitors Teaching Fellow and has received VCU’s Distinguished Teaching Award, the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia’s Outstanding Faculty Award, the Elske v.P. Smith Distinguished Lecturer Award, the Southern Atlantic Modern Language Association Outstanding Teaching Award and the VCU Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program Faculty Mentor Award.

“It’s difficult to imagine VCU without Bryant Mangum,” said Catherine Ingrassia, Ph.D., interim dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences and former chair of the Department of English. “For 51 years, Dr. Mangum has been a compassionate teacher, a respected scholar and an exemplary university citizen."

For more information on Professor Mangum's contributions to the University please see the recent article in VCU News.