Biography

Dr. Will Jordan's recent scholarship has focused on conducting empirical research to enhance program and policy development for improving the conditions of education in urban schools. In recent years, he has engaged in a variety of research projects on issues such as high school and postsecondary collaborations, the connection between school leadership content knowledge in mathematics and instructional quality, and interventions to improve failing comprehensive high schools. His primary interests and expertise fall in the areas of sociology of education, urban education, high school reform, resiliency among adolescents of color, and at-risk students.

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

URBE 0855

Education for Liberation Here and Abroad

Undergraduate

URBE 5501

Urban Schools

Graduate

URBE 5611

Reforming City Schools

Graduate

URBE 5630

Special Seminar in Urban Education

Graduate

EPSY 8627

Introduction to Research Design and Methods

Graduate

EDUC 5010

Special Topics in Education

Graduate

Selected Publications

Recent

  • Kuriloff, P., Jordan, W., Sutherland, D., & Ponnock, A. (2019). Teacher preparation and performance in high-needs urban schools: What matters to teachers. Teaching and Teacher Education, 83, pp. 54-63. doi: 10.1016/j.tate.2019.04.001

  • Kaimal, G. & Jordan, W.J. (2016). Do incentive-based programs improve teacher quality and student achievement? An analysis of implementation in 12 urban charter schools. Teachers College Record, 118(7).