William Chester Jordan Named 2022-2023 Old Dominion Research Professor
The Humanities Council has named William Chester Jordan, Rob Nixon, and Stephen F. Teiser as 2022-23 Old Dominion Research Professors.
This cohort of senior faculty will join a yearlong program designed to provide additional research time and to enhance the humanities community more broadly. They will also serve as faculty fellows in the Society of Fellows in the Liberal Arts.
Old Dominion Research Professors contribute to the Council’s programs and events and engage the campus community in sustained discussions about their research.
William Chester Jordan is the Dayton-Stockton Professor of History. He is a former director of the Humanities Council’s Program in Medieval Studies and previously served as director of the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies. Jordan is a prolific author whose current research focuses on migrant labor in the 13th and early 14th century. His Old Dominion Research Professorship will support the study of the economic and social experiences of migrant laborers in the High Middle Ages in the rural areas of northwestern continental Europe.