Jody Michael Gordon is an Associate Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences at Wentworth Institute of Technology and an Assistant Director of the Athienou Archaeological Project (Cyprus). He received his Ph.D. in Classical Archaeology from the Department of Classics at the University of Cincinnati where his dissertation involved an archaeological study of the effects of imperialism on local identities in Cyprus during the Hellenistic and Roman periods. In addition to working in Cyprus, Jody has excavated in Tunisia, Italy, Spain, and Greece. He is the co-author of "Mediterranean Archaeologies of Insularity in an Age of Globalization" (2020) as well as a number of articles and book chapters on Roman archaeology, cultural identity, ancient imperialism, and digital archaeology. At Wentworth, Jody teaches interdisciplinary classes situated at the intersection of inclusive excellence, technology, and high-value learning, such as History of Ancient Africa, Roman Culture and Technology, Ancient World Civilizations, and Classical World on Film.
Gordon, J.M. 2021. Review of New Directions in Cypriot Archaeology, by C. Kearns and S. Manning eds. AJA 125:2. http://www.ajaonline.org/book-review/4259
Kouremenos, A. and J.M. Gordon eds. 2020. Mediterranean Archaeologies of Insularity in an Age of Globalization. Oxford: Oxbow.
Gordon, J.M. 2018. “Transforming Culture on an Insula Portunalis: Port Cities as Central Places in Early Roman Cyprus.” In Land 2018 7(4) Central Places and Un-Central Landscapes: Political Economies and Natural Resources in the Longue Durée, edited by G. Papantoniou and A. Vionis. (https://www.mdpi.com/2073-445X/7/4/155).
Gordon, J.M. with W. Caraher 2018. “An Archaeology of Early Christian Cyprus.” In The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Archaeology, edited by W. Caraher, T. Davis, and D. Pettegrew. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Gordon, J.M. 2018. “Insularity and Identity in Roman Cyprus: Connectivity, Complexity, and Cultural Change.” In Insularity and Identity in the Roman Mediterranean, edited by Anna Kouremenos. Oxford: Oxbow.
Walcek Averett, E., Gordon, J.M., and D.B. Counts eds. 2016. Mobilizing the Past for a Digital Future: The Potential of Digital Archaeology. Grand Forks: The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota. https://thedigitalpress.org/mobilizing-the-past-for-a-digital-future/
Ph.D., University of Cincinnati
M.A., University of Cincinnati
B.A., University of Manitoba
— with E. Averett, D. Counts, and M.K. Toumazou. “Mobilizing the Past for a Digital Future: The Potential of Digital Archaeology,” NEH Digital Humanities Start-Up Grant ($27,277.00)
— Danielle Parks Memorial Fellowship, Cyprus American Archaeological Research Institute (CAARI)
— Crake Doctoral Fellowship, Mount Allison University
— Mary A. Sollman Scholarship, American Academy in Rome
— Louise Taft Semple Fellowship, University of Cincinnati