Social and Behavioral Sciences Faculty

Kenneth A. Jordan, Ph.D.

Full Professor of Sociology

Office: SSB 120

Tel: 912-358-3226

jordank@savannahstate.edu

Education

Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley

Biography

Received B.A. degree in urban geography from North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina, 1965; Received M.A. degree in Urban Geography from the University of California at Berkeley, California, 1971; Received the Ph.D. in urban geography with cognate fields in Urban Planning and Housing from The University of California at Berkeley, California, 1977. Held assistant professorships at Prairie View A&M, Tennessee State and Old Dominion Universities respectively in the Departments of Geography and Economics; Urban Affairs and Public Administration; Government and Public Affairs. Held professional positions as a researcher and statistician with the U.S. Bureau of the Census and the U.S. Department of Education in New York City. Worked as a statistician with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Savannah, Georgia. Was director of the Master of Public Administration Program at Savannah State University from 1991-1997. Professor in Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Savannah State University, 1998-Present.

Research Interests

Research interests include Housing and Community Development; Urban and Black Politics; Formation of Urban Subsystems including Ghetto Formation in American Cities; Gentrification; Civil Rights and Affirmative Action; Urban, Social and Spatial Analysis; Geo-Politics; Black Migration and Urban Education.

Quote

"There is no expedient to which man will not resort to avoid the labor the thinking"