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Adam Jordan, Ph.D.

Adam Jordan
Title: Assistant Professor
Phone: 706-867-4453
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Office: Dunlap Hall 110, Dahlonega
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Areas of Expertise: Special Education, Social Studies, Teacher Education

Overview

Dr. Jordan is an assistant professor of special education with research interests in public alternative schooling and purpose-based teaching. Prior to becoming a professor, Dr. Jordan was a history and math teacher in a public alternative school for students who were facing difficulties in the traditional system as well as a traditional middle school special education teacher.​​

 

Courses Taught

EDUC 3300: Social Studies Methods
EDUC 3540: Student Teacher Supervisor
EDUC 6004: Critical Issues in Early Childhood Education
EDUC 6101: Teacher Action Research
EDUC 6102: Instructional Leadership
ECED 4020: Classroom Management
ECSP 3100: Characteristics of Students with Mild Disabilities
ECSP 4000: Educational Assessment of Exceptional Children
ECSP 4001: Applied Behavior Analysis
ECSP 4002: Curriculum, Methods, and Materials – Math Emphasis
ECSP 4200: Instruction of Students with Special Needs
ECSP 4402: Student Teacher Supervisor

Education

  • B.S., Social Science Education, University of Georgia, 2005
  • M.Ed, Experienced Teachers - Special Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2010
  • Ph.D, Early Childhood, Special Education, and Literacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2013

Research/Special Interests

Public Alternative Schooling, Purpose-Based Teaching

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

de la Varre, C., Irvin, M. J., Jordan, A. W., Hannum, W. H., & Farmer, T. W. (2014). Reasons for student dropout in an online course in a rural K-12 setting. Distance Education, 35(2), 324-344.

Hawley, T.S., Jordan, A.W. (2015).  Exploring rationale development as intellectual professional development for experienced social studies teachers. The Journal of Thought, 48(3), 2-12.

Hawley, T. S., Pifel, A. R., & Jordan, A. W. (2012). Structure, citizenship, and professionalism: exploring rationale development as part of graduate education in social studies. The Journal of Social Studies Research, 36(3), 245-262.

Jordan, A.W. (Accepted- Under Revision). Risky children:  Rethinking the discourse of delinquency and risk.  Journal of Thought.

Jordan, A.W., & Hawley, T. S. (2012). Developing purpose-based learning in United States history. Ohio Social Studies Review, 49(2), 18-55.

Jordan, A.W., Jordan, K.H., Hawley, T.S. (Abstract accepted- Full article under review).  Purpose and passion:  The rationales of our “riskiest” educators.  The Journal of Social Studies Research.

Peer Reviewed Book Chapters

Jordan, A.W., Hall, J., Tansky, F. & Lancaster, A. (2016).  Planting freedom: A self-study of unschooling and student choice.  In D. Garbett & A. Ovens (Eds.). Enacting self-study as methodology for professional inquiry (pp. 471-477).  East Sussex, UK:  Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices Community.

Jordan, A.W., Hawley, T.S., & Washell, C. (2016). Teacher, teacher educator, or both?  A collaborative self-study of teacher educator identity.  In D. Garbett & A. Ovens (Eds.). Enacting self-study as methodology for professional inquiry (pp. 235-240).  East Sussex, UK:  Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices Community.

Jordan, A.W., & Poole, D. (2017- Accepted).  Rekindling the fire:  Race autobiographies in the social studies classroom.  In Chandler, P. & Hawley, T.S. (Eds). Race lessons:  Using inquiry to teach about race in social studies.  Charlotte, NC:  Information  Age Publishing.

Lane, K. L., Carter, E. W., Common, E., & Jordan, A. (2012). Teacher expectations for student performance: lessons learned and implications for research and practice. In B. Cook, M. Tankersley & T. Landrum (Eds.), Classroom behavior, contexts, and interventions (1 ed., Vol. 25, pp. 95-129). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Group.

Advocacy Publications

Jordan, A.W. (2014, December 21). University’s teacher education students shocked by visit to free school.  http://www.educationrevolution.org/store/universityteacher/

Jordan, A.W. (2015, March 1).  The idiocy of teacher pay for performance.  http://www.educationrevolution.org/store/the-idiocy-of-teacher-pay-for-performance/

Jordan, A.W., & Hawley, T.S. (2016).  By the elite, for the vulnerable:  The edTPA, academic oppression, and the battle to define good teaching.  Teachers College Recordhttps://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentID=19461

Presentations

Badger, J., Johnson, L., & Jordan, A.W. (2015).  Education as a human right.  Presented at the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education.  Atlanta, GA.

Bentsen, E., & Jordan, A. (2011). Utilizing a group-based reading intervention to address academic social skills. Presented at the Teaching Education for Children with Behavior Disorders. Tempe, Arizona.

Jordan, A.W. (2017). A brief history of alternative schooling:  Looking back to look ahead.  Accepted for presentation at the 2017 Council for Exceptional Children Conference.  Boston, MA.

Jordan, A.W. (2015). Education as a human right: A University Wide Approach.  Presented at the National Council for the Social Studies.  New Orleans, LA.

Jordan, A.W., Hall, J., Tansky, F. & Lancaster, A. (2016). Planting freedom:  A self-study of unschooling and student choice.  Presented at the International Conference on Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices.  East Essex, England.

Jordan, A.W., & Hawley, T.S. (2015). Purpose matters: Rationale development as a platform for differentiated instruction.  Presented at the National Council for the Social Studies.  New Orleans, LA.

Jordan, A.W., & Hawley, T.S. (2014). Differentiated instruction in the social studies:  Using literature circles. Presented at the National Council for the Social Studies. Boston, Massachusetts.

Jordan, A.W., Hawley, T.S., & Washell, C. (2016). Teacher, teacher educator, or both?  A collaborative self-study of teacher educator identity.  Presented at the International Conference on Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices.  East Sussex, England.

Jordan, A.W., Jordan, K.H. (2017).  Creating mentally healthy school environments:  Alternative school teacher, school nurse, and administrator perspectives.  Accepted for presentation at the 2017 Council for Exceptional Children conference.  Boston, MA.

Jordan, A.W., Jordan, K.H. (2016).  The rationales of our riskiest educators:  Purpose and passion.  Presented at the 2016 Georgia Association for Alternative Education conference.  Macon, GA. 

Jordan, A.W., Miller, M.J. & Washell, C. (2015). An intellectual history of delinquency. Presented at the Council for Exceptional Children conference. San Diego, California.

Jordan, A.W., Tansky, F., Hall, J. & Lancaster, A. (2015). Planting freedom:  Self-study reflections on a free school visit. Presented at the Alternative Education Resource Organization Conference. Long Island, New York.

Miller, M. A., Zorigian, K., Jordan, A., Scott, T., & Fenty, N. S. (2011). Effects of social skills instruction in the context of small-group reading. Presented at the Teaching Education for Children with Behavior Disorders. Tempe, Arizona.

Miller, M. A., Anderson, J., Jordan, A. W., & Zorigian, K. A. (2010) Ways to get kids talking about the content areas: Reading groups across grade levels in science and social studies classrooms. Poster presented at the Council for Exceptional Children’s annual conference. Nashville, Tennessee.

Miller, M. A., Zorigian, K. A., Jordan, A., & Anderson, J. (2010). Using collaborative reading groups in the content areas to improve motivation in students with learning and behavior problems. Paper presented at the Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders’ annual conference. Kansas City, Missouri.

Miller, M. A., Zorigian, K. A., & Jordan, A. (2009). Improving the writing and reading   comprehension of students with behavior problems using web-based publishing. Paper           presented at the Midwest Symposium for Leadership in Behavior Disorders’ annual   conference.  Kansas City, Missouri.

Work Experience

2006-2010, 2012: SAGE Academy, Siler City, NC (Middle and High School Teacher, Academic Tutor)
2010-2013: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Instructor and Research Assistant)
2013-2014: Madison County Middle School, Comer, GA (Middle School Teacher)
2014-Present: University of North Georgia, Gainesville, GA (Assistant Professor)

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