Michael Puglisi

Provost Provost Office

Prior to assuming his current position at Emory & Henry, Dr. Michael Puglisi held the positions of Vice President for Academic Affairs, Provost, and President at Virginia Intermont College. He has served on the faculty at Virginia Military Institute, Emory & Henry College, and Marian College of Fond du Lac. He earned his B.A. degree in History from James Madison University, and the M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in American History from the College of William and Mary.


  • College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
    Ph.D., M.A., American History
  • James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA
    B.A., History


His research interests include Colonial America, the Early American Frontier, and American Ethnohistory. Dr. Puglisi’s major publications include Puritans Besieged: The Legacies of King Philip’s War in the Massachusetts Bay Colony and Diversity and Accommodation: Essays on the Cultural Composition of the Virginia Frontier, as well as numerous articles, book chapters and review essays.

Current research involves a study of the free black population of Washington County, Virginia during the first half of the 19th century.

Contact Info

P.O. Box 947
Emory, Va. 24327


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