Faculty Focus: Dr. Carol Jordan
EKU’s Risk Management and Insurance is extremely pleased to welcome Dr. Carol Jordan back to EKU!
An eminently qualified academician and accomplished professional, Jordan is an outstanding addition to the RMI faculty. She came out of retirement knowing that she had more to give her students. Jordan’s dynamic and magnetic personality, her intelligence, and her knowledge of insurance and the insurance industry have made her a remarkably successful professor and mentor.
Jordan is very passionate about ensuring that her students have opportunities to pursue the best career path possible. In fact, she is so dedicated to helping her students that many former students warmly refer to her as their “life coach.” She stated that for students, it is of the utmost importance to be ethical, smart, and to maintain a good reputation.
So, when the EKU opportunity came along, she knew to say yes. “Eastern students are very motivated and hard-working, which makes them great employees and a joy to teach. Moreover, Lloyd’s of London, an international insurance marketplace, is admitted in the state of Kentucky,” said Jordan. She has amassed considerable experience working with Lloyd’s, and teaching at EKU provides her with an avenue to promote these types of opportunities. EKU’s talented students are a good match for organizations like Lloyd’s and she wants to leverage her connections to help them make a successful transition from college into the career field.
This spring, six EKU students will travel to London with Dr. Jordan and spend a week of shadow days at Lloyd’s with underwriters and brokers there. The students will also socialize with the Lloyd’s professionals and explore opportunities for internships. The RMI program intends to make this trip an annual event.
Jordan is a master at developing RMI programs to success. During her first stint at EKU (1988-1994), she grew the RMI program from 11 majors to 76. From EKU, Jordan went to the University of Louisiana at Monroe where she instituted an annual Surplus Lines & Reinsurance Symposium & Career Fair which helped to spur the huge growth in the program. In 2000, she accepted the position of Eminent Scholar of Insurance and began that program from scratch. During her tenure there was 100 percent job placement of RMI majors. She retired from Troy in 2012, leaving a program with 90 majors. After three years of retirement, she is back and has hit our ground running!
In a few years, Jordan will re-retire to a farm in Buckinghamshire, England – a commune called Redfield House. She looks forward to cooking, raising organic food, tending to the chickens. When not working, Jordan enjoys walking, reading, rescuing dogs, bird watching, cooking, traveling, and attending live theater events.
-written by Lauren Ray, Graduate Assistant
Office of the Dean, EKU College of Business and Technology
Published on October 29, 2015