Jordan Harper
Jordan  Harper

Jordan Harper

Cohort: 2019

B.A., Individualized Study (Civic Agency and Democratic Engagement), University of Maryland, Baltimore County



Higher Education

Research Interest

  • Leadership
  • Non-tenure-track faculty
  • Graduate admissions and education 
  • Student affairs
Jordan Harper

Jordan is a research assistant at the Pullias Center for Higher Education working with Dr. Adrianna Kezar on topics related to non-tenure track faculty, equity-minded leadership and change in higher education. Jordan's personal research interests are in leadership, student affairs, and graduate admissions and education.

Prior to USC, Jordan worked in several functional areas within student affairs at University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) including first year engagement, leadership development, civic engagement, community engagement and admissions. There, he taught first year students, built and facilitated various curricula, trained undergraduate students and recruited prospective students. 

He completed his bachelor’s degree at UMBC, majoring in Individualized Study with a emphasis on civic agency and democratic engagement within a higher education context. His academic and professional experiences inform his research interest in Pullias. 


Professional Experience:

University of Southern California

  • Research Assistant, Pullias Center for Higher Education

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

  • Undergraduate Admissions Fellow
  • Leadership Development Intern/Program Assistant
  • Community Engagement Intern
  • First-Year Seminar Co-Instructor

California State University, Fullerton

  • NUFP STEM Intern

Honors and Awards:

Sargent Shriver Youth Warrior Against Poverty Award, Marguerite Casey Foundation

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