PhD, University of California, Berkeley
Jordan joined the department in 2011 after completing his PhD at the University of California, Berkeley. He teaches courses in Comparative Politics, Political Economy, and Post-Soviet Politics.
His current research examines the political foundations of property rights in post-communist countries. He has additionally published articles on the interaction between economic reforms and democracy, the history of neo-liberal economic reforms, and theories of political transitions. Recent publications have appeared in Comparative Political Studies, Post-Soviet Affairs, and Studies in International Comparative Development. Although his primary regional expertise is the former Soviet Union, he also conducts research on Central-Eastern Europe and Latin America. Prior to his doctoral studies, he was a Junior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC, a recipient of two US State Department fellowships to Moscow, and a Resident Director for the American Councils for International Education's student exchange program in St. Petersburg, Russia.