Tera R. Jordan


Titles:  Assistant Provost for Faculty Development, Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost
            Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
College: Human Sciences 
Email: trh@iastate.edu
Administrative Profile

Scholarly Expertise 

Dr. Jordan’s research program centers on health-focused intervention programming, community-based studies, and African American and underrepresented families.

Why do you mentor?

It is fulfilling to sow seeds in the lives of tomorrow’s leaders and problem-solvers. In addition, I have been the beneficiary of excellent mentorship; I must pay it forward. Further, as an African American female scholar, I am keenly aware of how underrepresented some groups are in higher education, especially at a historically White institution. I have a responsibility to invest in others.

Favorite Mentoring Quote or Key Mentoring Advice

Listen before you speak.

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