Marty Jordan

PhD Student
Office: S. Kedzie 236

Marty P. Jordan is a Ph.D. candidate in political science and a University Enrichment Fellow at Michigan State University. Starting in the fall of 2017, he will be the managing editor of the American Journal of Political Science and instruct graduate and undergraduate courses for the department. His research broadly focuses on understanding policy processes and public administration within and across the American states and localities. His current projects examine the diffusion of venue shopping across U.S. states, the impact of federal-tax incentives on spurring economic redevelopment in low-income communities, variation in state and county public defender programs, and differences in election administration following disaster events.


Marty earned a B.A. in political science, Spanish, and mathematics from Hope College in 2004. Before starting graduate school, Marty spent eight years in the non-profit and for-profit sectors, implementing community and economic development projects in El Salvador, advocating for human rights in Washington D.C., and managing $3.6 million in sales of diagnostic products for a Fortune Magazine Top 100 multinational corporation.