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Mr. Richard Balas

My name is Richard Balas and I teach in the Social Sciences department. I am a graduate of Radford University where I received my bachelor’s degree in Social Science Education and also an alumnus of the College of Charleston and the Citadel in South Carolina where I received my master’s degree in History. Over the years, I have had the pleasure of working as a tour guide at President Lincoln’s Cottage in Washington D.C., Drayton Hall Plantation (circa 1736) in Charleston, SC and I have given horse-drawn carriage tours of Charleston. Additionally, I have worked on archaeological excavations at George Washington’s Mount Vernon. I am a Virginia native and interested in local history—my master’s thesis was on the Quaker community of Loudoun County in the antebellum period.

Over the tenure of my time at Woodgrove, I have taught Ancient World History, United States History, Latin American History, and Economics.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Last Modified on August 28, 2020