John M. Jordan is a professor of practice at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies, where he directs the school’s professional doctoral program. Before moving to Syracuse, he taught at Penn State’s Smeal College of Business, where he won three teaching awards in the MBA program.
Before returning to the academy, Jordan directed Internet research at the Ernst & Young Center for Business Innovation in Cambridge, Mass. He consulted with firms on four continents and in every major industry vertical. Prior to Ernst & Young, he worked at Computer Sciences Corporation as a Principal in an advanced technology group. Jordan’s academic career began with degrees from Duke, Yale, and Michigan (where he won a teaching award) and concluded — temporarily — at Harvard University, where he also won a teaching award.
Jordan is the author of seven books, most recently Robots (2016) and 3D Printing (2019), both from MIT Press. His newest book, on the rise of online video platforms, is currently under press review. He has also been featured in Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, and Investor’s Business Daily. He has spoken to two different meetings of the OECD, delivered the Toyota Lecture to the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, and advised numerous technology startups.