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Robert F. Ritchie IV

Assistant Professor of History and Geography

Robert Richie

Office: DeMoss 4004P
Phone: (434) 592-4058


  • B.A. History, The Citadel
  • M.A. Military Studies, American Military University

Classes Taught

  • HIWD 375, Korean and Vietnamese Wars
  • HIUS 380, Modern American Military History
  • GEOG 200, Introduction to Geography
  • GEOG 320, Regional Studies in Geography
  • GEOG 410, Global Issues in Geography


Professor Rob Ritchie is an assistant professor and has been a member of the Department of History since 2007. He specializes in 20th century American military history and geography. 

He has authored or edited the following books: An Introduction to Geography from a Christian Worldview 3rd edition and co-authored An Introduction to Geography from a Christian Worldview 4th edition. Professor Ritchie is a member of the Society of Military Historians. 

Dedication to family consumes much of Professor Ritchie's time. He has been happily married to Shannon Ritchie since 1980 and has been blessed with three sons, Robert, Stephen, and James. He is a member of Thomas Road Baptist Church and volunteers as a teacher at Appomattox Christian Academy where he also serves on the school board. 


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