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Kevin Jordan, Ph.D.
Degree: Clinical Psychology, University of Utah
Research Interests/Specialties: Psychology of Religion & Spirituality; Health Psychology; Health Anxiety; Interpersonal Theory
Joined ISU: August, 2015
Dr. Jordan was born and raised in Indiana and is proud to be a Hoosier. He earned his B.A. from the University of Notre Dame majoring in history and theology. With an interest in the relationship between psychology and religion, he spent two years studying psychology at Brigham Young University before transferring to the University of Utah. He obtained his M.S. in psychology from the University of Utah in 2009 and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology (health emphasis) from the University of Utah in 2014, where he studied interpersonal factors related to religiousness and spirituality under Timothy W. Smith. His pre-doctoral internship was completed at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System.
After his pre-doctoral internship, Dr. Jordan pursued additional training in health psychology in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. While in Mississippi, he worked with physicians and residents in a primary care clinic addressing the healthcare needs of a diverse patient population. He also studied medical student empathy and its association with interpersonal correlates such as social support and loneliness.
Dr. Jordan’s primary research interests include: 1) physiological processes by which religion and spirituality influence health and well-being, and 2) the development and maintenance of health anxiety. He has a particular interest in the interpersonal theory of clinical, personality, and social psychology, and he uses it to inform his research. Dr. Jordan’s teaching interests include health psychology, psychology of religion, personality, and abnormal psychology. In his free time he loves to spend time with his family, play golf, and cheer for his favorite college football teams.