Jordan D. Ross

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Joint Ph.D. Student in Education & History

Berkowitz Fellow
Fontaine Society Fellow

Jordan Ross is a joint doctorate student with the Department of History and the Graduate School of Education. His research focuses on the history of African-American education, texts, and archives during the 19th and early 20th centuries. As a developing scholar, Jordan situates himself within the fields of African-American History, American Print Culture, and Digital Humanities.

Before coming to Penn, Jordan studied the history of HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) as a graduate student at the University of Michigan. 

Advisors: Jonathan Zimmerman and Mia Bay


B.A., Morehouse College ('18)

M.A., University of Michigan ('21)

Research Interests

History of Education; African American History; Intellectual History; Black Print & Material Culture; Digital Humanities 


University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education - Education, Culture, and Society Program