Richard Jordan

Richard Jordan
Assistant Professor
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Assistant Professor of Political Science


Ph.D., Princeton University
M.A., Princeton University
B.A., College of William & Mary, summa cum laude

Richard Jordan's research and teaching interests include international politics, grand strategy, crisis decision-making, emerging technologies, and mathematical models of (in)equality. His work uses game theory and historical cases to analyze how states and leaders bargain before, during, and after conflict.


Courses at Baylor

PSC 3315 Fundamentals of International Politics: Fall 2016

PSC 4316 Grand Strategy


Publications and Working Papers

“Rational Origins of Revisionist War” International Studies Review

“Symbolic victories and strategic risk,” Journal of Peace Research

“Fiction, Modern Methods, and Irving Babbitt” Humanitas

“Assessing the Renaissance of Individuals in International Relations Theory” with Marcus Holmes and Eric Parajon, PS: Political Science and Politics

“Forming the Grand Strategist According to Shakespeare,” with Peter Campbell, Texas National Security Review (2020)

“Lessons from Game Theory about Humanizing Next-Generation Weapons” Journal of Law and International Affairs (2020)

Department of Political Science

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