ISAAC NEWTON VAUGHN CHAIR IN HISTORY
Birthdate: May 20, 1940
Home Address: P.O. Box 282, Ashland, VA 23005
Home Phone: 804-448-2899
Office Address:Department of History
P.O. Box 5005
Ashland, VA 23005-5505
Office Phone: 804-752-7235
University of Virginia History Ph.D. 1965-1969
University of Wisconsin History M.A. 1963-1965
Georgetown University History A.B. 1958-1962
HONORS AND AWARDS:
Randolph-Macon: Appointed Isaac Newton Vaughn Chair in History, 1992
Samuel Nelson Gray Distinguished Professor Award, 1984
Thomas Branch Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1973
University of Virginia: Raven society; ODK, 1968; Dupont Scholarship 1966--1968
Georgetown University: cum laude (top 5%)
American Association of University Professors (two terms as chapter president)
Virginia Historical Society
Virginia Writers Club (three terms as recording secretary and member of the board
TEACHING EXPERIENCE AT RANDOLPH-MACON COLLEGE:
Presently employed at Randolph-Macon College in the History Department as the Isaac
Newton Vaughn Chair in History.�
Joined the College in 1968. Courses taught: Colonial History and Early Republic;
U.S. History, Western Civilization; Calligraphy (Studio Art Department). Colloquies
[January Term and May term]: Directed research in colonial West Indies; historiography;
Research simulation in American Revolution.
Chair of the Department of� History 1982—1988; member of the planning committee
for the restoration and renovation of Washington-Franklin Hall for academic use
of the History Department ($1,100,000 project).
Committee service [chair*]: ACASS*; Curriculum*; Faculty Developement*; Executive
Committee; Select Committee on Academic Governance; Resources and Plans; Strategic
Planning Commission; Self-Study Steering Committee (1987, 1997); Editor of Self-Study
(1987); numerous ad hoc� and search committees;
Faculty Representative on the President’s Cabinet: 1977-78 (President White); 1984—1985
Secretary of the Faculty, Randolph-Macon College, 1972-2001;
Advisor to major students and occasionally freshmen
Advisor to Kappa Sigma fraternity, 2000—2002
Advisor to Theta� Chi Fraternity, ca. 1975-1979.
Calligraphy courses at Randolph-Macon
Elderhostel courses on Education and Leadership
Joint teaching with Physics Faculty, “Settlement of Outer Space”; with Economics
Faculty on the Great Depression.
Randolph-Macon College: a Southern History (1983)
Reference Works: articles in the following:
American National Dictionary (Oxford University Press), s.v. "Smith,
Biographical Dictionary of Virginia, Vols. I(1998, s.vv. “Andros, Sir Edmund”;
“Bennett, William Wallace”; “Blackwell, Robert E.”; II (2001, s.v.
Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (1989), s.v. “Randolph-Macon College”; Encyclopedia
of the War of 1812 (1997), s.vv. “Macon, Nathaniel”; “Virginia”.
“Thomas Jefferson and the Louisiana Government Bill”, Louisiana Historical Quarterly,
essay review “American College Presidents in the Eighteenth Century” in History of
Education Quarterly (1971);
“John Randolph: the Lonely Conscience” Randolph-Macon College Alumni Bulletin
“British Intrigue and the Governorship of Robert Hunter”, New York Society Quarterly
“Some Social Forces in the Founding of Randolph-Macon College” Virginia United Methodist
Heritage: Bulletin of the Virginia Conference Historical Society (1996).