Professor Jack Trammell
Randolph-Macon College Professor and Director of Disability Support Services Jack
Trammell participated in the 2010 Festival of the Book, held on March 18 at the
Jefferson-Madison Regional Library in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Trammell presented “Making Local History” and also discussed the completion of his
most recent book, an ethnography titled Down on the Chickahominy: The Life and Times
of a Vanishing Virginia River (The History Press, 2009). Trammell’s talk
and participation with a panel of historians was sponsored by the Virginia Foundation
for the Humanities. Down on the Chickahominy was nominated for a 2010 Library
of Virginia literary award, the winners of which will be announced this summer.
Trammell joined the faculty at Randolph-Macon in 2000. He is the director of disability
support services and a sociology professor; he also runs the Honors Program at the
college. In August 2009 he won the Virginia Writer’s Club award for non-fiction
for his Reflections of a Southern Gentleman Farmer, a collection of vignettes
about life with his wife and children on his small farm in Louisa County.
Trammell is a long-time resident of the Richmond area and a two-time graduate of
Virginia Commonwealth University, where he earned a M.Ed. in history and a Ph.D.
in education. He is an accomplished author and in 2008 he was elected president
of the Blue Ridge Virginia Writer’s Club. He has also written columns and articles
for The Washington Times and many other publications.
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