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Nancy C. Jordan
Dean Family Endowed Chair of Education and Professor
Nancy C. Jordan is Dean Family Endowed Chair of Education and Professor at the University of Delaware. Her research interests are in children’s mathematical development and learning difficulties. In particular, she conducts research on the development of early number sense and how children learn fractions. She also has developed successful interventions for high-risk children.
Professor Jordan has received funding from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the U.S. Department of Education Institute of Education Sciences (IES), and the Spencer Foundation. She is author or co-author of numerous articles in children’s math and has recently published her research in Journal of Educational Psychology, Child Development, the Journal of Learning Disabilities, Developmental Science, Developmental Psychology, and the Journal of Research on Mathematics Education, among many others. She is a fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. She recently served on the Committee on Early Childhood Mathematics of the National Research Council of the National Academies and on the panel of IES Practice Guide on teaching math to young children.
Professor Jordan holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa, where she was awarded Phi Beta Kappa, and a master’s degree from Northwestern University. She received her doctoral degree from Harvard University and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago.
- Ed.D., Human Development, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, 1985
- M.A., Teaching, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
- B.A., University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
- Dean Family Endowed Chair of Teacher Education, School of Education, University of Delaware, 2019–present
- Professor, School of Education, University of Delaware, 2004–present
- Associate Professor, School of Education, University of Delaware, 1997–2004
- Assistant Professor, School of Education, University of Delaware, 1995–1997
- Jordan, N. (PI), Dyson, N. and May, H. (co-PIs). Developing a Fraction Sense Intervention for Students with or at Risk for Mathematics Difficulties. U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, 2016–2020. ($1,499,997)
- Jordan, N. (PI) and Klein, A. (co-PI). Refining and Extending a Number Sense Screener for Identifying Children at Risk for Mathematical Difficulties in School. U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, 2015–2019. ($1,598,792)
- Jordan, N. (PI), Fuchs, L. and Siegler, R. (co-PIs). Improving Understanding of Fractions among Students with Mathematical Learning Difficulties. Special Education Research and Development Center. U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences, 2010–2015. ($9,896,532)
Recent Professional Awards
- American Educational Research Association (AERA) Fellow, 2020
- Kauffman-Hallahan-Pullen Distinguished Researcher Award, Council of Exceptional Children, Division of Research, 2020
- Fellow, Association for Psychological Science