Lisa Vaughan Jordan, assistant professor of History at Southside Virginia Community College, recently completed two certification programs.
The Virginia Elected Officials Leadership Academy is a voluntary certification program open to elected officials in Virginia Municipal League (VML)-member cities, towns and counties. The purpose is to encourage continuing education, promote excellence in local governance and recognize local elected officials who take advantage of training opportunities. Jordan completed this program and received certification at the recent VML conference held in Roanoke, and currently serves as a member of Town Council in South Hill, Virginia.
Another program she has recently completed is the Archeological Technician Certification Program, designed to give individuals the opportunity to obtain recognition for formal, extended training in the techniques and goals of archaeology without having to participate in an academic degree program. Certification students are provided technical training in both the field and laboratory in conjunction with rotational lectures and workshops and required readings. In fulfillment of these requirements, Mrs. Jordan has volunteered at Mount Vernon, Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest, Petersburg National Battlefield, and multiple other sites throughout the state. The program is sponsored by the Archeological Society of Virginia (ASV), the Council of Virginia Archaeologists (COVA), and the Virginia Department of Historic Resources.
Raised in Dinwiddie County, Virginia, she received her BA in History, MT in Teaching Social Science, and MA in History from Virginia Commonwealth University. She has spent time in education K-12, the National Park Service, and recently as the Chief Operating Officer for The Colonial Center for the Performing Arts before coming to Southside Virginia Community College. She lives in South Hill with her husband, Bill and her son, Jared.