Doctorate in Political Science, 2019
James Madison College
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI
Jordan’s teaching and research sits at the intersection of American political thought and constitutionalism. He examines how the constitutional structure of American political institutions affects the authority and behavior of individuals operating within those institutions. He has published widely in such journals as Polity, American Political Thought, Presidential Studies Quarterly, Laws, Congress and the Presidency, Journal of Transatlantic Studies, Congress and Presidency, and Law and History Review, and chapters in several edited volumes. His book, The Isolated Presidency, is under contract with Oxford University Press, and Adding the Lone Star State: Presidential Decision-Making in the Annexation of Texas, with the University Press of Kansas.
Prior to coming to James Madison College, Jordan was a lecturer at Baylor University, a member of the Graduate Faculty, and the founder and director of the Zavala Program for Constitutional Studies. He was also a post-doctoral research fellow in the Program on Constitutional Democracy at the University of Virginia. He received his BA in history and political science, Summa Cum Laude, from the University of Nebraska-Omaha.