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, focusing on security, grand strategy, alliances, and statesmanship. Dwelling at the intersection of political and military strategy, 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

“A Bargain Might not Exist: New Rationalist Explanations for War"

“War has its own Momentum"

“Symbolic Victory: Signaling Strength through Battlefield Choice"

“Fanatical Peace" with Kristopher Ramsay

"Deciding Like Cases Alike" with Benjamin Johnson