Kayla Jordan Assistant Professor of Social Analytics
Dr. Kayla N. Jordan received a Ph.D. from University of Texas at Austin in social and personality psychology with a focus on psychological text analysis in real-world contexts particularly politics and social media. While a social psychologist by training, Dr. Jordan draws from multiple disciplines including political science, communication, history, and computer science.
Teaching and Research Interests:
Dr. Kayla N. Jordan’s research focuses on using language analysis to understand psychological processes in politics and culture. Currently, the research focuses on two main questions. First, how do time and context impact people’s psycho-social processes? Second, how do changes in media and social media influence how people react and interact with politics and culture?
Central to Dr. Jordan’s research program is a methodological focus on quantitative, automated language analysis for exploring large quantities of text. Specifically, Dr. Jordan seeks to develop new language-based metrics and methods to supplement traditional social scientific measures and methodologies.
Courses Taught at HU:
ANLY 520: Sentiment Analytics
ANLY 540: Analysis of Human Language
GRAD 695: Research Methodology and Writing
Ph.D. in Social and Personality Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA.
M.A. in Experimental Psychology, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO, USA.
B.S. in Psychology and History, Evangel University, Springfield, MO, USA.