Dr. Jeremy Jordan Named Associate Dean of STHM
By: Courtney Kubitza
First Published: July 12, 2017
Topics: In the News, STHM School
Jordan has a long history with STHM, joining the faculty in 2008 and taking on a variety of positions within the school. In addition to being an Associate Professor of Sport and Recreation Management, Jordan serves as Temple University’s NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative.
He succeeded Senior Associate Dean of STHM and the Fox School of Business, Dr. Aubrey Kent as Director of Temple’s Sport Industry Research Center (SIRC), where he contributed to 60 research projects, bringing in more than $700,000 in external funding to STHM.
Through his position at SIRC, Jordan guided research projects with numerous industry partners including the NFL Draft, NCAA, Life Time Athletic Events, Philadelphia Marathon & Half Marathon, Blue Cross Broad Street Run, and Temple Athletics.
“I have no doubt that, with Jeremy’s help, our school will continue to flourish academically and embolden our already-strong ties to STHM alumni, industry partners, and beyond for years to come,” noted M. Moshe Porat, Dean of STHM and the Fox School of Business.
Jordan is working very closely with Dean Porat and Senior Associate Dean Kent this summer to allow a smooth transition into his new role for the 2017-18 academic year.
Learn more about Jordan in the question and answer section below:
What is it about STHM that brought you here in 2008?
When I came to STHM, I could tell it was a school on the rise. The programs were really advancing, which gave me the chance to work not only in sport and recreation management, but also tourism and hospitality. I was excited to meet and work with such hard-working and dedicated students, faculty and staff who had a passion for sport, tourism and hospitality.
What are you most excited about in taking on this new role?
With this new phase, I am primarily focused on looking ahead. I look forward to supporting students, faculty and staff as they continue to grow and excel within STHM and beyond. With growing enrollment, more research opportunities and expansion projects underway, there are endless possibilities for advancement. As we get closer to celebrating the school’s 20th anniversary in 2018, I certainly want to recognize our accomplishments thus far and keep the momentum going for the next 20 years.
How do you hope to see the school grow and expand in the coming years?
My goal is to figure out and develop new ways for STHM to provide an optimal student experience. Our students are central to what we do at STHM, so it is important to ensure we are providing the best experience and curriculum possible. Recently, we launched two exclusively online graduate programs that extend our curricula nationwide. It is important that we continue to provide the best student experience, especially as we venture into new learning environments, like online programs. Additionally, I want STHM to continue to be known for high quality research that contributes to academic theory as well as the practitioners who work in our different industries.
What’s one thing current and prospective students should know about you?
I’m a big marathon runner! I’ve run 11 marathons and 20 half-marathons in the last 10 years, and I am eager to do more. I’m also working on a research project to establish a Japanese version of the NCAA. The goal of this project is to use the success of American athletics as a foundation for Japan to create and implement a system of their own. I travel to Japan frequently for this project and have enjoyed learning more about the culture. I’ve become a big fan of Japanese food, so I make a point to stop by as many street vendors as possible.
Visit Jordan’s faculty profile to learn more about his background and research interests.