Jordan is a PhD student of Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder focusing on environmental philosophy and policy. He received his MS in Environmental Policy from Bard CEP in New York and his BA in Philosophy and Government from the University of Texas at Austin. He is also a former Visiting Fellow at the University of North Texas’ Center for the Study of Interdiscplinarity involved with the Future of Energy Project.
Recently he has become interested in how modern mythology serves as a vehicle for values and ethics in environmental philosophy and policy, with special attention paid to the idea of progress and the idea of sustainability. He also works on the ideology and politics of risk, the philosophy of energy, the ethics and politics of natural gas development, and the ethics of sea level rise.
His Master’s thesis, To Frack or Not to Frack, examines the ideology of risk in the politics of fracking. For all things Master’s thesis-related, here is the abstract and full text and here are its presentation slides.
Beyond the academy, he enjoys being outdoors, entert(r)aining the dog, exercising, playing music, and exploring yet unknown delicious and healthy foods. @tothesungod