Faculty Directory

Alexander H. Jordan

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Business Administration



DegreePhD, Stanford University, 2009; MA, Stanford University, 2008; AB, Harvard College, 2003

AREAS OF EXPERTISESocial and clinical psychology, leadership, ethics

Current Research Topics

  • Behavior change in clinical and non-clinical settings
  • Self-enhancement and psychological entitlement
  • Social norms and social networks
  • Moral judgment and behavior

Selected Publications

  • With A.M. Kleinbaum and P.G. Audia, "An Alter-Centric Perspective on the Origins of Brokerage in Social Networks: How Perceived Empathy Moderates the Self-Monitoring Effect,” Organization Science, forthcoming
  • With E.M. Zitek, “Marital Status Bias in Perceptions of Employees,” Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 34, 2012
  • With B.J. Lovett and S.S. Wiltermuth, “Individual Differences in the Moralization of Everyday Life,” Ethics and Behavior, 22, 2012
  • With A.J. Fay and J. Ehrlinger, “How Social Norms Promote Misleading Social Feedback and Inaccurate Self-Assessment,” Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 6, 2012
  • With P.G. Audia, “Self-Enhancement and Learning from Performance Feedback,” Academy of Management Review, 37, 2012
  • With B. Monin, C.S. Dweck, B.J. Lovett, O.P. John, and J.J. Gross, “Misery Has More Company than People Think: Underestimating the Prevalence of Others’ Negative Emotions,” Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37, 2011
  • With B.J. Lovett, “Levels of Moralization: A New Conception of Moral Sensitivity,” Journal of Moral Education, 39, 2010
  • With E.M. Zitek, B. Monin, and F.R. Leach, “Victim Entitlement to Behave Selfishly,” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 98, 2010
  • With B. Monin, “From Sucker to Saint: Moralization in Response to Self-Threat,” Psychological Science, 19, 2008
  • With S. Schnall, J. Haidt, and G. Clore, “Disgust as Embodied Moral Judgment,” Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 34, 2008
  • With B.J. Lovett, “Moral Values, Moralism, and the 2004 Presidential Election,” Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, 5, 2005

Working Papers

  • With Y. Inbar, E.M. Zitek, B. Fleuren, and S.J. Breij, "Giving Back: Benefiting from Inequity Promotes Prosociality"
  • With M.M. Steenkamp and B.T. Litz, "The Epidemiology of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Afghanistan and Iraq War Veterans"
  • With A. Whillans and F.S. Chen, "The Benefits of Worse-than-Average Beliefs"
  • With E.M. Zitek, "I Need Food and I Deserve a Raise: People Feel More Entitled When Hungry"
  • With E.M. Zitek, "Psychological Entitlement and Preference for Social Hierarchy"


  • Benton Junior Faculty Fellowship, Dartmouth College, 2009–12
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 2005–08
  • Stanford University Graduate Research Opportunities Grant, 2008
  • Regina Casper Graduate Fellowship, Stanford University, 2004–07
  • Gordon W. Allport Thesis Prize, Harvard University, 2003
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard University, 2003
  • National Merit Scholarship, 1999–2003

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Tuck School of Business, 2009–present
  • Faculty, Master of Health Care Delivery Science Program, Dartmouth College, 2011–present
  • Psychologist, 2015–present, Clinical Research Fellow, 2013–2015, Boston VA Research Institute, VA Boston Healthcare System
  • Research Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, 2015–present, Teaching Fellow, 2012–14, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Suffolk University, 2015–present
  • Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, 2012–13
  • Instructor in Psychology, 2007–08, Teaching Assistant, 2006–08, Stanford University

Nonacademic positions

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist, 2014–present
  • Intern in Clinical Psychology, National Center for PTSD, VA Boston Healthcare System, 2012–13

Editorial positions

  • Ad Hoc Reviewer, American Journal of Political Science, European Journal of Social Psychology, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Journal of Adolescent Health, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Traumatic Stress, Motivation and Emotion, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Philosophical Psychology, Social Psychological and Personality Science

Research and Teaching

Professor Jordan’s research spans organizational, social, and clinical psychology, with particular emphases on moral judgments,
self-knowledge, and the growth of social networks. A licensed psychologist, he teaches the Ethical Decision Making elective.