Nancy Jordan Biography
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Professional Experiences and Interests
Dr. Nancy C. Jordan is a professor in the School of Education at the University of Delaware. She recently completed a 5-year grant from NICHD to develop a number sense intervention for kindergartners at risk for mathematics difficulties. The aim of the project was to develop and test a number sense intervention for children at risk for math learning difficulties. She is also principal investigator of the Center for Improving Learning of Fractions funded by IES.
Professor Jordan holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Iowa, where she was awarded Phi Beta Kappa membership, a Master’s degree from Northwestern University, and a doctoral degree from Harvard University. She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago. Before completing her doctoral studies, she taught elementary school children with special needs. Recently, Professor Jordan served on the Committee on Early Childhood Mathematics of the National Research Council of the National Academies and as a member of the panel of experts for the IES Practice Guide in Early Mathematics.