William Chester Jordan (History) will receive an honorary degree from Oxford University for 2022. The degrees honor the foremost leaders in a diverse array of fields and will be awarded at Oxford’s Encaenia ceremony in June.
Jordan is the Dayton-Stockton Professor of History. A prominent medievalist, he is a former director of the Humanities Council’s Program in Medieval Studies and has also served as executive director of the Shelby Cullom Davis Center for Historical Studies.
Jordan has been named as an Old Dominion Professor for 2022-2023. 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.
He has previously received the Behrman Award of Princeton University for Distinguished Achievement in the Humanities and the President’s Award of Princeton University for Distinguished Teaching.