Gerald B. Jordan

Gerald B. Jordan is a veteran journalist and journalism professor emeritus at the University of Arkansas.

Jordan served for 23 years as the faculty adviser to the student newspaper at the University of Arkansas, where he also developed the digital media lab and co-developed a course on the history of the Black press.

He was an editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer, and he also worked as a features reporter and Washington Correspondent for the Inquirer. Previously, he was an editorial writer at the Kansas City Star and the Boston Globe.

Jordan received the Arkansas Press Association Educator of the Year award and an Image Award from the NAACP’s Northwest Arkansas brand, among other awards, and he was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.