Jordan is a Ph.D. student of Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder focusing on environmental philosophy and policy. He received his M.S. in Environmental Policy from Bard CEP in New York and his B.A. in Philosophy (Special & Departmental Honors) 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 Interdisciplinarity involved with the Future of Energy Project.
His prospective dissertation research evaluates the role of modern secular mythology as a vehicle for socio-environmental values, ethics, and politics, specifically focusing on 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 fracking, and the ethics and politics of climate change-related sea level rise.
His Master’s thesis, To Frack or Not to Frack, examines the ideology of risk in the politics of fracking. The full text is available through the Bard Center for Environmental Policy and forthcoming for publication, but in the meantime, here is the abstract and here are its presentation slides.
Beyond the academy, he enjoys being outdoors and with friends, entert(r)aining the dog, shreddin’ the gnar, playing music, exploring wilderness, and the eternal quest for yet unknown delicious and healthy foods. @tothesungod