U.S. Army Major (Retired) Robert Lovejoy teaches 10th Grade World History, 9th Grade Geography and 8thGrade U.S. History. He holds bachelor’s degrees in both Geography and History from Weber State University, a Masters of Education from the University of Oklahoma and a Master’s degree Psychology from Columbia University in New York City.
Major Lovejoy spent six and a half years of his military career overseas in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, Bosnia, and Germany. He has been awarded the Bronze Star Medal, two Meritorious Service Medals, the Joint Commendation Medal, five Army Commendation Medals, three Army Achievement Medals, and numerous other awards, campaign medals, and ribbons for service.
Major Lovejoy spent ten years of his youth in Utah. He attended North Ogden Junior High School and Ben Lomond High School where he was the JROTC Cadet Battalion Commander, a representative to Boy’s State, and captain of the wrestling team. He later attended Weber State University on an Army ROTC scholarship. After his retirement from the Army in 2015 he decided to move back to Utah and pursue a career in teaching.
This is Major Lovejoy’s forth year at Utah Military Academy. Beyond his love of teaching and learning he enjoys coaching wrestling, mentoring cadets, hiking, fitness, reading history, and raising his two daughters; Zofia and Veronika.