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History educator

John David Treadway, American history educator. Recipient Distinguished Educator award University Richmond, 1985, 88, 91, 95, Outstanding Faculty Award Virginia, 1993; fellow ITT International, 1975-1976, Fulbright, 1985, 90, Woodrow Wilson Center, 1989, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, 1997; grantee NDFL, 1976-1977, American Council of Learned Societies, 1981, International Research and Exchange Board, 1981.


Treadway, John David was born on June 30, 1950 in San Bernardino, California, United States. Son of Emery Russell and Mabel A. (Batchelor) Treadway. Biological parents: Alfred L. Ritz and Gladys (Neumann) Ritz.


Bachelor summa cum laude, Florida State University, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, University Virginia, 1980.


Professor History University Richmond, Virginia, since 1980. Visiting professor University Belgrade, 1990. History consultant Foreign Service Institute.


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    • Author: The Falcon and the Eagle, 1983. Co-editor: The Soviet Union under Gorbachev, 1987. Contributing author: Crises in the Balkans, 1997, Encyclopedia of Modern East Europe, 1998.Editor Indiana Slavic Studies/Balkanistica, 1991-1992. Book reviewer American History Review, Historian, Choice, Slavic Review, Serbian Studies, Austrian History Yearbook, others. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Member American History Association, Southern History Association (Snell prize 1985-1987), Virginia History Society, American Association for Advancement Slavic Studies, American Association Southeast European Studies (president 1987-1989), North American Society Serbian Studies (executive committee 1985-1988), Library Service and Construction Act Advisory Council, Virginia Social Science Association (executive board 1987-1989), Society for Austrian and Habsburg History.


Married Sandra Gioia, September 4, 1976. 1 child, Robyn.

Emery Russell Treadway

Mabel A. (Batchelor) Treadway

Sandra Gioia

Robyn Treadway