Phillip Jordan believes the humanities can connect us to our past. They can also help us better understand our neighbors today and, indeed, the wider world around us. As AHA’s communications director, he’s passionate about promoting the incredible cultural organizations we work with statewide — and highlighting the power of the humanities to create a more vibrant Alabama.
A son of the South who was raised in Georgia and Tennessee, Phillip graduated with dual degrees in journalism and history from Samford University in Birmingham. After stints at two Alabama newspapers, he transitioned to nonprofit communications and marketing, working in higher education, healthcare, and housing. Phillip is currently pursuing a master’s degree in the humanities with an emphasis in creative writing. He’s also ready to shut the laptop at any moment for a game of catch at Rickwood Field.