William Chester Jordan is Dayton-Stockton Professor of History and Chairman of the History Department at Princeton University. He was elected to The Teagle Foundation’s Board of Directors in 2004. He is the author of several books, including From England to France: Felony and Exile in the High Middle Ages (Princeton University Press, 2015); Men at the Center: Redemptive Governance under Louis IX (Central European University Press, 2012); A Tale of Two Monasteries: Westminster and Saint-Denis in the Thirteenth Century (Princeton University Press, 2009), and The Great Famine: Northern Europe in the Early Fourteenth Century(Princeton University Press, 1996; awarded the Haskins Medal of the Medieval Academy of America). He is a fellow of the American Philosophical Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and serves on the board of Ripon College. He has served as president of the Medieval Academy of America and the American Catholic Historical Association. Professor Jordan earned his Ph.D. in history from Princeton University and his B.A. in history, mathematics, and Russian studies from Ripon College.