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Virginia Dillon

Virginia Dillon

  • History Department Chair
  • 718-836-9800 x6052
  • Email
  • Dyker Heights
  • Upper School

“Through the study of history, we can really expand our students’ understanding and complicate the stories that we so often hear with new perspectives, fascinating contextual details, and ways of viewing society that are completely foreign to our own.”

Virginia Dillon joined Poly’s History Department in 2014. She teaches Grade 9 World History and AP European History. She loves that the History Department both meets the interests of our students—teaches them more about the questions and subjects that they’re already interested in—and inspires their curiosity, engaging them with people, places, and times they don’t know anything about. A native of Charleston, South Carolina, she earned a bachelor’s in history from Clemson University, a master’s in social sciences from the University of Chicago, and a D.Phil. in history from the University of Oxford. Virginia served as a Peace Corps Volunteer, doing English Education in Azerbaijan between 2004 and 2006. Virginia published chapters on 17th-century German newspapers in 2016. She was advisor to The Polygon and co-organizer of Senior Plan.

History  Interdisciplinary Studies