Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae
Richard G. Williams, Jr.
Stuarts Draft, Virginia

Education

• 1994 to 1999
Certified Insurance Counselor
The National Alliance for Insurance Education & Research
Austin, Texas
• 1989 to 1990
Magistrate Certification
Supreme Court of Virginia
Richmond, Virginia
• 1983 to 1989
Paralegal Certificate
Southern Career Institute
Boca Raton, Florida


Publications

Books

• The Battle of Waynesboro, (The History Press, 2014).
• Lexington, Virginia and the Civil War, (The History Press, 2013).
• Stonewall Jackson: The Black Man’s Friend, (Cumberland House Publishing, 2006).
• The Maxims of Robert E. Lee for Young Gentlemen, (Pelican Publishing, 2005).


Monograph Published as a Part of a Series

• "A Great Deal of Good: The Work and Impact of Chaplains During the American Civil War", (Monograph, Liberty University, forthcoming).


Digital Academic Articles

• “The Rebel Yell: The Seething Blast of an Imaginary Hell,” in Essential Civil War Curriculum, Virginia Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech (July 2015) http://www.essentialcivilwarcurriculum.com/the-rebel-yell.html.
• “The Stonewall Brigade,” in Essential Civil War Curriculum, Virginia Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech (July 2012) http://www.essentialcivilwarcurriculum.com/the-stonewall-brigade.html.
• “A Great Deal of Good: The Work and Impact of Chaplains During the American Civil War,” in Essential Civil War Curriculum, Virginia Center for Civil War Studies at Virginia Tech (October 2011) http://www.essentialcivilwarcurriculum.com/chaplains-in-the-civil-war.html.


Journal Articles

• “Stonewall Jackson’s Black Sunday School Class,” The City, Houston Baptist University (Spring 2009).


Magazine Articles

• “Robert E. Lee: Man of War, Man of Business,” Business Reform, Vol. 1, No. 4, 2001.
• “Patrick Henry: Preparation, Perseverance, Providence,” Business Reform, Vol. 1, No. 5, 2001.
• “George Washington’s Rules of Civility,” Business Reform, Vol. 1, No. 6, 2001.
• “D.L. Moody: The Blessing of the Yoke,” Business Reform, Vol. 2, No. 1, Jan/Feb 2002.
• “J. C. Penney and the Golden Rule,” Business Reform, Vol. 2, No. 2, March/April 2002.
• “Booker T. Washington: From Bottom to Top,” Business Reform, Vol. 2, No. 3, May/June 2002.
• “John Wanamaker: A Man Ahead of His Time and an Example for Ours,” Business Reform, Vol 3, No. 2, March/April 2003.
• “God and His General,” Business Reform, Vol. 3, No. 3., May/June 2003
• “God and His General,” Homeschooling Today, May/June 2003, Vol. 12.
• “A Prayer of Providence: William Holmes McGuffey and His Readers,” Homeschooling Today, July/August 2003, Vol. 12.
• “John Knox: Scotland’s Reformer,” Homeschooling Today, Sept./Oct. 2003, Vol. 12.
• “Rockefeller’s Getting and Giving,” Business Reform, Vol. 3, No. 6, Nov/Dec 2003.
• “The Legacy of Henry Parsons Crowell, Founder of Quaker Oats,” Business Reform, Vol. 4, No. 2, March/April 2004.
• “William Bradford,” Business Reform, July/Aug 2004 Vol. 4, No. 4.
• “William Wallace: A Brave Heart,” Homeschooling Today, Sept/Oct 2004, Vol. 13.
• “Samuel Smiler: Victorian Motivator,” Business Reform, Vol. 4, No. 5, Sept/Oct, 2004.
• “Karsten Solheim and the Story of PING Golf Clubs,” Business Reform, Vol. 4, No. 6, Nov/Dec 2004.
• “The Rev. William Washington Brown and Black Capitalism,” Business Reform, Vol. 5, No. 5m Sept/Oct 2006.
• “The Wisdom of Ben Franklin,” Business Reform, Vol. 2, No. 5, Sept/Oct 2006.
• “Douglas Southall Freeman,” Business Reform, Vol. 2, No. 6, Nov/Dec 2006.
• “The Fruits of Friendship: Stonewall Jackson and the Law of Sowing and Reaping,” Homeschooling Today, March/April 2008, Volume 17.
• “Civil War Sculptor Gary Casteel,” Y’all Magazine, March/April 2009.
• “The Colonel’s Cups,” North South Trader’s Civil War, Volume 40, No. 1.


Selected History Education Presentations
• “The Ministry of John Jasper,” Liberty University Civil War Seminar, Lynchburg, Virginia, March 27, 2004.
• “Still Standing: The Stonewall Jackson Story,” C-Span Book TV, Jackson’s Mill, West Virginia University, November 4, 2006.
• “Stonewall Jackson’s Sunday School Class,” Rockbridge Civil War Roundtable, Lexington, Virginia, March 21, 2007.
• “Lee Chapel: The Shrine of the South,” Liberty University Civil War Seminar, Lynchburg, Virginia, March 24, 2007.
• “Stonewall Jackson’s Religious Life,” Gettysburg History Meets the Arts Festival, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, April 13, 2007.
• “Leadership and Lee,” Kappa Alpha Emerging Leaders Academy, Washington and Lee University (Lee Chapel), Lexington, Virginia, July 13, 2007.
• “Leadership Qualities of Robert E. Lee,” Kappa Alpha Order’s Wood Court, Baltimore, Maryland, October 4, 2007.
• “Still Standing: The Stonewall Jackson Story”, film screening, Jackson’s Mill, West Virginia University, November 11, 2007.
• “Still Standing: The Stonewall Jackson Story,” film screening and panel discussion, Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia, November 13, 2007.
• “The Spiritual Lives of the Commanders at Gettysburg: Joshua Chamberlain and Robert E. Lee,” Liberty University Civil War Seminar, Lynchburg, Virginia, March 29, 2008.
• “Stonewall Jackson’s Sunday School Class”, Gray Ghost Theatre Company, Manassas, Virginia, July 18, 2008.
• “Lexington, Virginia and the Civil War,” The Friends of Preston Library (Virginia Military Institute), Lexington, Virginia, April 4, 2013.
• “Civil War Effects on Lexington Civilian Life,” Rockbridge Historical Society, Lexington, Virginia, July 29, 2013.
• “Dr. Lylburn Downing & Stonewall Jackson: Two of Lexington, Virginia’s Favorite Sons,” Rockbridge Civil War Roundtable, Lexington, Virginia, October 16, 2013.
• “Waynesboro in the Civil War”, Waynesboro Heritage Foundation/Wayne Theatre Alliance, Waynesboro, Virginia, June 19, 2014.
• “The Battle of Waynesboro,” Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation Tour, Waynesboro, VA, tour guide for the Sesquicentennial of the Battle of Waynesboro, Waynesboro, Virginia, March 2, 2015.
• “The Battle of Waynesboro,” Charlottesville Civil War Roundtable, Charlottesville, Virginia, April 21, 2015.
• “Stonewall Jackson’s African-American Sunday School Class,” The Highland Historical Society, McDowell, Virginia, May 5, 2015.
• “The Battle of Waynesboro,” Rockbridge Civil War Roundtable, Lexington, Virginia, June 17, 2015.
• “The Battle of Waynesboro,” Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation: “Fridays at the Front Tours”, Waynesboro, Virginia, tour guide. April 13, 2018.

Media Citations/Interviews
• Christian Science Monitor, “In US historical revision challenges memorials to South’s heroes” by Patrick Jonsson, January 29, 2008.
• Staunton (VA) News-Leader, “Staunton author revisits a battle” by Lisa Rochford, Janaury 18, 2015.

Film Credits

• “Institute on the Constitution”, Plymouth Rock Foundation, co-producer, 1995.
• “Still Standing: The Stonewall Jackson Story”, Franklin Springs Family Media, executive producer, 2007.


Professional Activities

• Virginia Criminal Justice Services Board, 1994-1998.
• Co-authored text for Virginia Historical Highway Marker “John Jasper” (F-99), Fluvanna County, VA. Virginia Department of Historic Resources, 2001.
• Sponsored and authored text for Virginia Historical Highway Marker “Original African-American Cemetery” (I-22-a), Lexington, VA. Virginia Department of Historic Resources, 2007.
• Board of Trustees: National Civil War Chaplains Museum, 2006-present.
• Board of Directors: Waynesboro Heritage Foundation, 2014-present.
• Interviewed for Gettysburg College Civil War Institute’s Civil War Sesquicentennial archive, 2015.
• Consulting editor, “The Battle of Waynesboro Battlefield Driving Tour” Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation, 2016.
• Contributing editor, Western & Eastern Treasures Magazine, 2017-present.• Field editor, Country magazine, 2018-present.

Awards and Honors:

• George Washington Honor Medal, Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, 1997. (“Institute on the Constitution” video series, co-producer.)
• Robert E. Lee Appreciation Award, Kappa Alpha Order, 2007.
• Stonewall Jackson: The Black Man’s Friend, nominated for Virginia Literary Award, 2007.


Professional Affiliations & Memberships:

• Full member, National Coalition of Independent Scholars
• Archeological Society of Virginia
• The Company of Military Historians
• Preservation Virginia
• Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation
• Waynesboro Heritage Foundation
• Augusta County Historical Society


10/2/18

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