Division Chair – Arts and Sciences Division and Professor of History

Education: University of Connecticut, Ph.D.; Rhode Island College, M.A., B.A.

Interests: Walking/Hiking; Travel; Mystery/SciFi Literature; Boston Bruins; Classic Rock; Film

David Balfour teaches a variety of European and World history courses covering the Ancient, Medieval, and Modern periods. His chief specialty is Medieval Europe. In the past few years, he has turned to writing on topics related to Ancient and Medieval military history. Recent publications include “’This Was No Formal Joust!’ The Evolution of a Medieval Spectacle,” (Renaissance, scheduled for January 2013); “’A Cruel Encounter’: Otto I’s Destruction of the Magyars, August 955,” (Medieval Warfare 2012); “The Court of the Martyrs,” October 732: A Turning Point for Europe and Islam?” (Medieval Warfare 2011); “Triumph and Disaster: King John’s Victory at Mirebeau, August 1202” (Medieval Warfare 2011); “Boeotian Crack Troops: The Theban Sacred Band” (Ancient Warfare 2010).

Main College Phone: (802) 773-5900, ext: 3213
Direct Line: (802) 776-5213
Email: david.balfour@csj.edu