Jordan Watkins

Educational Leadership

Jordan Watkins is a Doctoral student from Birmingham Alabama entering her second year in the educational leadership program. She has completed an undergraduate degree in accounting and a master's degree in Higher Education Administration at UA. 
Jordan works within the Graduate school at UA and assists with amplifying graduate students' concerns, improving academic success measures, and executing graduate programming. During undergrad, she became a transformative representative for transfer students as she presided over the Transfer student association. Jordan continues to exercise her leadership by constructing student conferences that promote access to institutional resources, promote community engagement, and personal and professional development. 
She recently served as the program director for the Empowering Educators Conference highlighting the 2022 Alabama Teacher of the year. Additionally, she serves as a Board representative for the college of education graduate student organization. 
After completing her doctoral degree Jordan plans to pursue a career investigating higher education policy initiatives.