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Coy Barefoot is a Wall Street Journal and Amazon.com best-selling author. His books include Thomas Jefferson on Leadership and The Corner: A History of Student Life at the University of Virginia, which won the 2003 Nalle Prize for Outstanding History. He has written and reported for magazines and newspapers around the country as well as a long list of online publications.

Coy is the Founder and Executive Director of The Virginia History Lab, which produces a number of projects across a variety of media platforms focused on history as engaging story telling. He is also the Host and Executive Producer of "Inside Charlottesville” which is broadcast on WCAV CBS 19 television Sunday mornings and on WCHV 107.5 FM radio Monday through Friday. Coy is an engaging and sought-after speaker, and lectures frequently for corporations, civic groups, schools, and to UVa alumni clubs around the country.

Coy is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and the University of Virginia where he earned his Master’s Degree in Anthropology, specializing in the study of the media and communications. He teaches at UVA about the life of Thomas Jefferson and the history of the University and of Virginia. You can hear podcasts of his radio show and read excerpts of his books at coybarefoot.com.

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