“You come to a point in your career where you have to ask: ‘How can I best serve the university?’”
President’s Scholar Jordan’s service to the university spans 30 years, the supervision of 80 master’s theses and the supervision of nearly $200 million in research funding. Project director of multiple cooperative agreements between the university and NASA Ames, he specializes in human factors research. Currently he is working on the Next Generation Air Transportation System project whose purpose is to improve the safety of air travel while minimizing environmental impact. Though he hasn’t been in a classroom for five years and misses teaching “immensely,” there is an upside: training graduate student research assistants to become “the next generation of scientists, responsible for the next generation of breakthroughs,” he says.
Photo: Thomas Sanders, ’15 MFA Photography