Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science
B.A., History and Political Science, University of Nebraska at Omaha, 2011
Jordan entered the PhD program at Baylor in August 2014. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha where he graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Political Science in 2011. Between 2011 and 2014, he worked as a Policy Analyst and Consultant for the Platte Institute for Economic Research and as a Client Service Analyst for First Data Resources. His primary research interests include constitutional law, American politics, and the history of political philosophy.
American institutions and political thought; constitutional law; early modern political thought; and political economy
“The Court and the Old Dominion: Judicial Review Among the Virginia Jeffersonians.” Law and History Review. Vol. 35, No. 2 (May 2017): 351-390.
“The Isolated Presidency: John Tyler and Unilateral Presidential Power.” American Political Thought. (Forthcoming).
“Attack of the Drones: National Security, Due Process, and the Constitutionality of Drone
Strikes,” lead co-author with Dave Bridge. Forthcoming in Presidential Leadership and National Security: The Obama Legacy in Perspective, Richard Conley, ed.
“Martin Van Buren.” Forthcoming in Hatred of America’s Presidents: Personal Attacks on the White House from Washington to Trump, Lori Cox Han, ed.
“Criminal Procedure and Due Process of Law,” in James Curry, Richard Battistoni, Dave Bridge, Stephen Block, Rebecca Flavin, Constitutional Government: The American Experience, 10th edition. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing Co., 2016.
Review of James Madison and Constitutional Imperfection by Jeremy D. Bailey. The Journal of Politics. Vol. 78, No. 4 (2016): E23-E24.
Review of Supreme Democracy: The End of Elitism in Supreme Court Nominations by Richard Davis. American Political Thought. (Invited to submit).
“A Voice of the Nation: The Speaker of the House and Foreign Policy Agenda-Setting.&rdquo
“George Mason and the Problem of Executive Power.” (Working Paper)
“Constitutionalizing Prerogative: Justice George Sutherland’s Understanding of Executive Power.” (Working Paper)
Participation at Academic Conferences
“Defending the Constitution: The Federalist,” invited roundtable discussant, Alexander
Hamilton Institute, Clinton, NY (June 2017).
“George Mason and the Problem of Executive Power,” presented at the Third Annual Shawnee Trail Regional Seminar within the Southwestern Social Science Association Annual Meeting, Austin, TX (April 2017).
“A Voice of the Nation: The Speaker of the House and Foreign Policy Agenda-Setting,” presented at the Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA (January 2017).
“Attack of the Drones: Due Process, Free Speech, and the Constitutionality of Drone Strikes,” presented at the Second Annual Shawnee Trail Regional Seminar on American Politics and Constitutionalism, Columbia, MO (May 2016). Also presented at the International Studies Association Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD (February 2017).
“Liberty, Legitimacy, and Property in Robert Nozick’s Anarchy, State, and Utopia,” invited roundtable discussant, Liberty Fund/Institute for Humane Studies Advanced Topics in Liberty Conference, Alexandria, VA, (February 2016).
“The Isolated Presidency: John Tyler and Inherent Presidential Powers,” presented at the Southern Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Juan, PR (January 2016).
“Moderate Revolutionary: The Political and Constitutional Thought of George Mason,” presented at the Institute for Humane Studies Fall Graduate Research Colloquium, Arlington, VA (November 2015).
“The Court and Old Dominion: Judicial Review Among the Virginia Jeffersonians,” presented at the First Annual Shawnee Trail Regional Seminar on American Politics and Constitutionalism, Columbia, MO (May 2015). Also presented at the Second Annual University of Texas Graduate Conference in Public Law, Austin, TX (September 2015).
“Churchill and De Gaulle: Statesmanship in a Democratic Age,” invited roundtable discussant, Alexander Hamilton Institute, Clinton, NY (June 2015).
PSC 2302 American Constitutional Development (Fall 2016-Fall 2017)