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Erin Carr Jordan

Sr Director
University Staff, SCOTTSDALE Campus, Mailcode 9508
Senior Global Futures Scholar
University Staff, SCOTTSDALE Campus, Mailcode 9508
Executive Director
University Staff, SCOTTSDALE Campus, Mailcode 9508
Biography: 

Erin Carr-Jordan, Ph.D. is the Head of Social Impact and Head and Co-PI of the NSF ADVANCE program at Arizona State University. Dr. Carr-Jordan has nearly two decades of experience in higher education where her roles have included faculty, department chair, National Director of Academic Partnerships, and Associate Dean. In addition to her work in academia, she is the founder and CEO of Five-11 (Finding Balance), a youth-focused mental health tech company and the Chief Executive Officer of KPS, a research and consulting firm where she works on youth and equity-focused prorgams and public policy. In her capacity as Head of Social Impact she architects and leads large-scale, multi-sector, multi-national initiatives focused on access to education, catalyzing emerging technology, Future of Work efforts, and efforts that increase diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Her research interests include ecosystem equity, global gender equality, human rights, under-served and under-represented populations, human development, public health, and the SDGs. She sits on the Board of Arizona Special Olympics and SeaTrust Institute. She is the co-lead of ASU’s SDG5 task force, is the Gender Expert for ASU’s NASA/USAID Advancing Women’s Prosperity program, is a member of UN Women, and is an executive signatory of the United Nations Global Compact. In 2013, she was named a Flinn-Brown Civic Leadership Fellow. In 2014, she was appointed by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to the Interagency Coordinating Council. In 2015, she earned an Executive Certificate in Organizational Leadership from MIT and was a delegate at COP21. In 2018, she became a Senior Sustainability Scholar in the ASU Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory. In 2020, she was appointed by Governor Ducey to the Arizona Developmental Disabilities Advisory Council. Dr. Carr-Jordan is a triple alumna of Arizona State University where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism, a Master's in Human Development, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology. 

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