Hi, I’m Jordan. I’m an editor, writer, and a digital historian of the American Revolution.
I am an editor with experience in production, peer review management, copyediting, and digital projects. I have worked as an editor for the Organization of American Historians, the Journal of American History, Commonplace, and my current employer Wiley. I am passionate about translating complex ideas into compelling stories for broad audiences.
My most recent teaching appointment was as a Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Smith College. Before that, I taught at Indiana University, Indiana State University, Indiana University–Southeast, and Purdue University–Northwest. I have always been a contingent worker in academia.
As a scholar, I am interested in the histories of early North America, the Age of Revolutions, communications, and the Atlantic world. I work at the intersection of digital and transnational approaches to the North American past. Find out more about my research here.
My book manuscript, titled Misinformation Nation: Foreign News and the Politics of Truth in Revolutionary America, will be published in Fall 2022 by Johns Hopkins University Press. It is a media history of the American Revolution that focuses on the impact of information and news mediators in shaping perceptions and politics. By investigating the ways that false news shaped the formation of American political institutions, it provides a prehistory to our current “fake news” moment.
My published or forthcoming scholarly essays are in the Journal of American History, the Journal of the Early Republic, Early American Studies, the New England Quarterly, Eighteenth-Century Studies, Studies in Book Culture, and the Journal of Slavery and Data Preservation. I have also published in the Washington Post, the Daily Beast, Time magazine, the Junto, the Journal of the American Revolution, the Age of Revolutions blog, and elsewhere. If you’re interested, the Research and Public Writing tabs of this site provide links to these essays.
I graduated with a B.A. in History (summa cum laude; honors with distinction) from the University of Dayton in 2012 and received my Ph.D. in U.S. history from Indiana University, Bloomington in 2019. I’m originally from Dayton, Ohio and I currently live in Bloomington, Indiana. I don’t understand why anyone ever leaves the Midwest.
I should not be confused with the wide receiver for the Denver Broncos or the controversial Justin Bieber impersonator of the same name.
On this website, you’ll find some more information about me, my teaching, my research, and my dog. If I can help you in any way, or if you would like to know more about my work, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I love to hear from anyone and everyone!