Nancy Jordan
University of Delaware
Dean Family Endowed Chair and Professor

Year Elected


Membership status

Nancy C. Jordan is Dean Family Endowed Chair and Professor at the University of Delaware. Her research focuses how children learn math and why so many struggle. Professor Jordan has received numerous grants, including awards from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences, the National Science Foundation, and the Spencer Foundation. She is a fellow of the American Educational Research Association and the Association for Psychological Science. Professor Jordan the recipient of the 2020 Kauffman-Hallahan-Pullin Distinguished Researcher Award of the Council for Exceptional Children. Professor Jordan is author of many highly cited journal articles and has published her research in Journal of Educational Psychology, Child Development, the Journal of Learning Disabilities, Developmental Psychology, and the Journal of Research on Mathematics Education, among many others. Professor Jordan recently served as Chair of the governing board of the international Mathematical Cognition and Learning Society. She also served on the Committee on Early Childhood Mathematics of the National Research Council. She was an expert panel member on the U.S. Dept. of Education Practice Guides on teaching math to young children and on providing interventions for students with math disabilities. Professor Jordan is dedicated to disseminating her work to a wide audience. She translates her foundational research to improve educational practice, especially for those with learning disabilities and limited educational opportunities in STEM. She has developed successful interventions and screening tools for high-risk children.

Pin It on Pinterest