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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.