David Proctor

David Proctor

Senior Lecturer
Coordinator of Undergraduate Advising
East Hall, Room 003
6 The Green, Medford, MA


David Proctor is a triple jumbo, receiving his BA, MA, and PhD from Tufts. He has taught at Tufts as a senior section instructor and lecturer since 1996 specializing in the history of Europe, Byzantium, Southeastern Europe and papal-imperial relations. He is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of History and serves as adjunct Senior Lecturer in the Department of Classics and a member of the Core Faculty of the International Relations program, the Archaeology program, the Middle Eastern Studies program, and the Medieval Studies program.


  • BA, History & Classics, Minor in Medieval Studies, Tufts University
  • MA, History, Tufts University
  • PhD, Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program, Tufts University


Late Antique & Medieval Western Europe, Byzantium, Southeastern Europe, Papal-Imperial relations

Selected Honors and Awards

2016 Tufts Distinction Award, Extraordinary Colleague
2014 Gerald R. Gill Professor of the Year
2013 Lerman-Neubauer Prize for Outstanding Teaching and Advising

Teaching/Courses Taught

History 1: International Relations and the Historical Perspective
History 53: Europe to 1815
History 54: Europe since 1815
History 58/Classics 39: The Byzantines & Their World
History 101/Classics 108: Alexander the Great: History, Myth, Legend, and Legacy
History 156/Classics 109: Passion, Power, & Piety: The Voices of Byzantium
History 157/Classics 110: Empresses, Saints & Scholars: The Women of Byzantium
History 158: The Balkans since 1453