Department of Art Staff
- Associate Professor / Art History
- Ivan Wllson Fine Arts Center 413
- Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2007
Dr. Jordan specializes in the art of the United States from the Colonial period until the Civil War. His work has been supported by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Wyeth Foundation, The Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts, and the Terra Foundation of American Art. He has given lectures at the Smithsonian, the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, Yale University, and at numerous scholarly conferences and symposia around the United States and in England. His scholarship has appeared in the journals American Art, Visual Resources, and Panorama and he has published on artists such as Charles Deas, Thomas Cole, and Hiram Powers. In his spare time, he is a competitive quizzer and trivia player who has appeared on Jeopardy and Who Wants to be a Millionaire. As a contestant on ABC’s 500 Questions, he was undefeated and completed his run as the all-time biggest money-winner in the history of the show. His greatest thrill as a professor is taking students on study abroad trips to places like Venice, Florence, Rome, Amsterdam, Paris, and Istanbul.