Fr. Jordan Zajac, O.P.

Assistant Professor

Contact Information:


Ruane Center for the Humanities LL27


Ph.D. - University of Massachusetts Amherst

Brief Biography:

Fr. Jordan is from New Bedford, MA and graduated from Providence College in 2004, majoring in English and minoring in Political Science. He went on for an MA at the University of Virginia and a PhD at UMass-Amherst. It was during doctoral studies that he discovered a calling to religious life and the priesthood. Upon completion of his PhD in 2013, he entered the Order of Preachers. After studying Philosophy and Theology at the Dominican House of Studies (Washington, DC), he served as associate chaplain at PC (2019-2020) and was ordained a priest here on campus in May, 2020. He has taught in the English Department since August, 2020.

Area(s) of Expertise:

Shakespeare; Early Modern Drama; Intersections of Material & Spiritual Culture in Early Modern England

Teaching Philosophy:

Take a class with me and this is what you’ll see: lighthearted, genuine care for the texts we study and the people in the classroom studying them. Enthusiasm. Realism. Surprises. A concerted effort to connect what’s read and discussed to who we are and what matters most to us. Immediate replies to late-night emails (more often than I'd care to admit).