- Winthrop President Anthony DiGiorgio said he appointed Silverman because he consistently earns the praise of students and colleagues for his teaching skills and scholarly works.
- The Ellison Capers Palmer Jr. Professorship was established by an estate gift from Ellison Capers Palmer, Jr., in memory of his mother, Keith Wells '20, and her sisters, Dovie '16, Lucile and Virginia Wells.
Winthrop University, "Silverman Tapped for Inaugural Palmer Professorship" (2010). Winthrop News 2010. 180.