John A. Ragosta
An award-winning author, John A. Ragosta is a historian, lawyer, and beekeeper living in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is currently a historian at the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello and a fellow at Virginia Humanities.
He has taught history and law at the University of Virginia, George Washington University, Hamilton, Oberlin, and Randolph Colleges. His book, Patrick Henry: Proclaiming a Revolution, was released by Routledge Press in late 2016 and is the basis for a MOOC (massive open online course) sponsored by the University of Virginia and the Patrick Henry Memorial Foundation.
Before returning to academia, Dr. Ragosta was a partner at Dewey Ballantine LLP.
Ragosta has both his PhD and JD from the University of Virginia; he also holds a Bachelor of Science in physics-chemistry with a double major in philosophy.
Dr. Ragosta is a frequent commentator and lecturer and welcomes opportunities to speak about his publications or other topics in history and law.