Office Phone: (540) 432-4184
Office Location: LB 301B
Cathy Dagenhart Baugh was born in Richmond, Virginia, and grew up in Henrico County. She came to the Shenandoah Valley to attend James Madison University. After graduation she taught in the Henrico County Public Schools, at the Hatcher Child Development Center in Richmond and the Cherrydale Christian School in Arlington. She returned to the Shenandoah Valley in 1986. After teaching in Page County, she completed the Master of Arts in Teaching at JMU in history and secondary education with a concentration in state, local and regional history. Her career interests became focused on history, especially the early religious history of Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley. She worked on several independent historical and archival research projects before coming to work as an assistant in the Menno Simons Historical Library at EMU. She enjoys using her background in education and local history to assist students and researchers. She and her husband, Richard, have two children, Gwendolyn and Evan, who are both college students. She enjoys reading, gardening, choral music, and exploring the Shenandoah Valley.
B.S., James Madison University
M.A.T., James Madison University
“Rockingham County Religious History Project” Virginia Genealogical Society Newsletter 24:5 (October 1998): 1-2.
“The Story of White House: Page County’s Most Noted Landmark,” Genealogical Society of Page County, Virginia Newsletter 6:4 (Fall 1995): 90-100 and 7:1 (Winter 1996): 5-14.
“The True Valley Gentleman: Highlights from the Life of John W. Wayland,” Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society Newsletter 28:2 (Spring 2006): 1, 3-4.
Historian, Harrisonburg Baptist Church
Board Member, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society
Program Chair, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Historical Society
Institute for the Editing of Historical Documents, 2004
(sponsored by the National Historical Publications & Records Commission, the Wisconsin Historical Society, & the University of Wisconsin-Madison)
Virginia Collegiate Professional License (Grades 4-7, all subjects; Grades 8-12, history)