Dr. Jack Wells Selected by E&H Alumni Association for Outstanding Faculty Award

by Billy Chandler

Dr. Jack Wells is the 2024 recipient of the E&H Alumni Association’s James A. Davis Faculty Award.

Dr. Jack Wells is a faculty member in the Emory & Henry history department. He is studies political and religious history of the ancient Mediterranean, and primarily teaches courses on the history of pre-modern Europe, the history of China, and myths and rituals of the ancient world. In 2010, he received the Exemplary Teaching Award from the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church.

He earned undergraduate degrees in history and chemistry at Virginia Tech, a master’s degree in classical languages and literatures from the University of Kentucky, and Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in history from Ohio State University.

Dr. Wells is, of course, known for outstanding scholarship and commitment to excellence in teaching, but he is also revered as a faculty member who introduces students and alumni to the world he studies. He routinely leads trips abroad to study the antiquities and culture of Greece, and assists on trips to Rome and Prague. 

Students recall their time in his classes with appreciation and frequently report of using lessons from his classes in their lives beyond the college.

Dr. Wells will receive his award at Emory & Henry Founding Day, March 21, 2024. The event is open to the public.

Learn more about alumni awards, previous winners, and how to make a nomination.

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