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 of governors)
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 (President Payne).
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, William Waugh”
Biographical Dictionary of Virginia, Vols. I(1998, s.vv. “Andros, Sir Edmund”; “Bennett, William Wallace”; “Blackwell, Robert E.” ; II(2001, s.v. “Brown, A.G.”)
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, 1968;
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 (1973);
“British Intrigue and the Governorship of Robert Hunter”, New York Society Quarterly (1973);
“Some Social Forces in the Founding of Randolph-Macon College” Virginia United Methodist Heritage: Bulletin of the Virginia Conference Historical Society (1996).