M.A., Drew University
B.S., Cazenovia College
Jordan Reed earned a PhD in History & Culture at Drew University where he was a Caspersen School Fellow. His academic research focuses on the authorship of American history textbooks in the twentieth century, particularly the books that emerged in the aftermath of the Second World War. His scholarship has been published in The History Teacher and Book History, among other outlets. His first co-edited book, The Reimagined PhD: Navigating 21st Century Humanities Education, is under contract with Rutgers University Press.
Jordan teaches history as "a system of thought." That is, the subject is a way of ordering, analyzing, and making sense of the world around us. His classroom is an open, collaborative space. Students are encouraged to bring their perspective to the table. Through this, everyone in the room comes away with a fuller understanding of our past, and how it looks so different depending on our point of view.
Before becoming a historian, Jordan worked in political opposition and marketing. A native of Pennsylvania, Jordan has made New Jersey his home for the past six years.