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Dr. John Vogt

Part-time Faculty, History

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Dr. Vogt began his academic career at the University of Georgia, where he taught for 16 years. While there, he authored a dozen articles on various aspects of Portuguese history, as well as a book on the Portuguese rule on the Gold Coast, 1469-1637. When he left UGA, he established the Iberian Publishing Company and has directed it for 34 years. Currently, he is the author/transcriber/editor of more than 120 books and articles on Virginia colonial and antebellum history, and he continues to produce works in this area. He is a nationally-recognized speaker and has given lectures on Virginia history in the U.S., Europe, and Latin America. He holds a fourth-degree black belt in martial arts and has a deep interest in languages and linguistics.

His personal philosophy in teaching is to imbue the student with an interest in learning and a curiosity and questioning of facts.


  • Doctorate – Iberian history & palaeography – University of Virginia
  • Master's – history & international affairs – University of Virginia
  • Bachelor's – history & physics – University of Virginia

Academic Interests

  • Brazilian and Portuguese colonial history
  • Virginia colonial history


  • American Philosophical Society Fellow
  • Fulbright Scholar
  • NDEA Title IV Fellow; Delta Phi Alpha
  • National Dupont Fellow in Science
  • First Annual Publisher's Achievement Award by Library of Virginia