Dr. Jordan is Professor in the Department of Journalism and Media Studies in the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University. Her teaching and research focuses on the role of media in the lives of children and adolescents. In addition, she has been involved in creating and testing culturally sensitive health-related media communications directed at audiences across the life span. Dr. Jordan’s most recent books are Media and the well-being of children and adolescents (2014, Oxford University Press) and Children, adolescents, and media: The future of research and action (2017, Taylor & Francis). Her articles appear across a wide range of peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of Communication, Pediatrics, Communication Research, Journal of Family Communication, and Media Psychology. Her research has been funded by a variety of federal funding agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Child Health and Development as well as private foundations, such as the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Dr. Jordan is a member of the board of trustees of Sesame Workshop (makers of Sesame Street), co-editor (with Dafna Lemish) of the Journal of Children and Media, and past president of the International Communication Association (2015-2016).
Supported by Edith Cowan University and Curtin University