Becker College appoints David Jordan its first Professor of Practice

Published on Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Dr. David A. JordanBecker College President Robert E. Johnson, Ph.D., has announced the appointment of the first Professor of Practice in the institution’s 230-year history—a non-tenure-track appointment based on skills and expertise acquired in a nonacademic career—effective July 1, 2015.

President and CEO of Seven Hills Foundation, David A. Jordan, DHA, MPA, has been appointed as Becker’s first Professor of Practice in Social Innovation in keeping with the College’s focused initiative on global citizenship education and agile mindset perspective for all students.

“The depth of Dr. Jordan’s knowledge in social entrepreneurship and innovation, as well as his visionary leadership of the Seven Hills Foundation, will serve to provide our students with a deeper understanding of what it means to be true citizens of the world, capable of transforming lives and communities,” said Dr. Johnson. “He is a highly accomplished social entrepreneur and innovator who has brought about significant and remarkable change in communities locally, and globally.”

“I am honored to be named to this position at Becker College,” said Dr. Jordan. “I have dedicated my life to effecting position change on a global platform, and intend for students to gain practice-oriented insight, knowledge, and skills in driving social innovations, which are critical to the success of a range of industries—from nonprofit to for-profit businesses.”

Dr. Jordan is a longtime adjunct professor at Clark University, where he teaches courses in social entrepreneurship, strategic management, and other graduate and undergraduate level subjects. He holds a doctorate in health administration from the Medical University of South Carolina, a master of public administration from Clark University, a master of art in human development from Salve Regina University, and a bachelor of science in business administration from the University of Rhode Island.