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Alex Jordan

Adjunct Professor of Business Administration





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

Areas of Expertise

Leadership, ethics, social and clinical psychology


Ethical Decision-Making


Alex Jordan is an adjunct professor at the Tuck School of Business and serves on the faculty of the Master of Health Care Delivery Science (MHCDS) program. He teaches an MBA ethics elective and provides leadership development coaching to MHCDS and executive education students. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and has been featured in media outlets such as the New York Times and the Harvard Business Review. A licensed clinical psychologist, Professor Jordan also holds a faculty appointment at Harvard Medical School, serves on the staff of McLean Hospital, and operates a private practice. Previously he was the PTSD Expert Evaluator for the $45 million, federally funded VA-DoD Consortium to Alleviate PTSD.



Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Tuck School of Business, 2009–present
  • Faculty, Master of Health Care Delivery Science Program, Dartmouth College, 2011–present
  • Instructor in Psychology, 2017–present, Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry, 2012–13, Harvard Medical School
  • Adjunct Faculty, William James College, 2016–17
  • Clinical Research Psychologist, 2015–17, Clinical Research Fellow, 2013–15, Boston VA Research Institute
  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Research), 2015–17, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Suffolk University, 2015–16  
  • Instructor in Psychology, 2007–08, Stanford University

Nonacademic positions

  • Consultant, O'Connor Professional Group, 2018–present
  • Staff Psychologist, McLean Hospital, 2017–present
  • Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice, 2015–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, Basic and Applied Social Psychology, European Journal of Social Psychology, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Journal of Adolescent Health, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Traumatic Stress, Management Science, Motivation and Emotion, Organization Science, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Philosophical Psychology, Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, Social Psychological and Personality Science

Selected Publications

  • With E.M. Zitek, "Psychological Entitlement Predicts Failure to Follow Instructions," Social Psychological and Personality Science, in press
  • With E. Eisen, E. Bolton, W.P. Nash, and B.T. Litz, “Distinguishing War-Related PTSD Resulting from Perpetration- and Betrayal-Based Morally Injurious Events,” Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 9, 2017
  • With A.V. Whillans, C.D. Christie, S. Cheung, and F.S. Chen, “From Misperception to Social Connection: Correlates and Consequences of Overestimating Others’ Social Connectedness,” Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43, 2017
  • With E.M. Zitek, “Narcissism Predicts Support for Hierarchy (at Least When Narcissists Think They Can Rise to the Top),” Social Psychological and Personality Science, 7, 2016
  • 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, 26, 2015
  • 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 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