Eastern Mennonite University

Cathy Baugh

Cathy Baugh

Office Phone: (540) 432-4184


Main Campus, Harrisonburg

Office Location: LB 301B

Office Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9:00-5:00

Research & Acquisitions Assist


Cathy Dagenhart Baugh grew up in Henrico County, Virginia. She has lived in Harrisonburg, Virginia, since 1986. She received a B.S. and M.A.T. from James Madison University.

Prior to coming to EMU, she was an elementary and middle school teacher in Henrico and Page Counties in Virginia. In addition, she has worked as an educational assistant at the Frontier Culture Museum of Virginia, and as an independent researcher for the Margaret Grattan Weaver Foundation and Bridgewater College.

Cathy came to EMU in 2002 as a library assistant in the Menno Simons Historical Library. She enjoys assisting students and patrons with historical and genealogical research.

Her research interests include early American and Virginia studies, including the Colonial, Revolutionary and Early Republic eras. She is particularly interested in the early settlement and interaction of religious ideas and practices on the Virginia frontier.

Cathy enjoys walking, reading, singing, playing handbells, and relaxing in the mountains or by the water. She is active in the music and bag lunch ministries at her church. She and her husband, Richard, have two grown children who are active in educational pursuits. Together they enjoy exploring new places, browsing bookstores, and debating current religious and political issues.


B.S., James Madison University
M.A.T., James Madison University

Church, Community and Professional Service

Member, Harrisonburg Baptist Church

Honors, Awards and Grants

Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents, 2004
(sponsored by the National Historical Publications & Records Commission (NARA), the Wisconsin Historical Society, & the University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Certifications and Licenses

Virginia Collegiate Professional License (Grades 4-7, all subjects; Grades 8-12, history)