Anthropology professor receives honor from Board of Visitors

The Longwood Board of Visitors has distinguished longtime professor Dr. Jim Jordan with the highest honor the governing body can bestow upon a faculty member: the Board of Visitors Distinguished Professorship.

Jordan is just the ninth member of the faculty to receive the honor in the university’s 175-year history, joining some of the most accomplished scholars to call Longwood home. He was scheduled to receive formal recognition of the distinction at Convocation Sept. 11.

Jordan has taught anthropology at Longwood for 36 years and founded the Archaeology Field School in 1980; it was named for him in 2012.

President W. Taylor Reveley IV said Jordan’s inspirational legacy at our historic university is unparalleled, and he has had a profound influence on the 11,000 students who have passed through his classroom.”