Marty Jordan

Marty P. Jordan
  • Assistant Professor
  • Public Policy | American Politics
  • Department of Political Science


Marty Jordan


Marty P. Jordan is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Michigan State University (MSU). He received his Ph.D. in political science from MSU in 2019, previously taught at Hope College (2016-2017) and served as the Managing Editor of the American Journal of Political Science (2017-2018).

Marty’s research broadly focuses on understanding policy processes and public administration within and across the U.S. states and localities. His current projects examine the diffusion of venue shopping across American 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 has taught undergraduate courses in American government, research methods, campaigns and elections, and graduate courses in quantitative research methods, statistics, and probability. He has also helped lead MSU’s InnovateGov internship program in Detroit, where talented MSU students are partnered with different governmental and non-profit institutions to address some of the city’s most critical social problems.  

Marty earned a B.A. in political science, Spanish, and mathematics from Hope College in 2004. Before starting graduate school, he 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 sales of diagnostic products for a Fortune Magazine Top 100 multinational corporation.