Trace Jordan

Trace Jordan is a Clinical Professor and Director of the Foundations of Scientific Inquiry program in the College Core Curriculum at New York University. He is a three-time recipient of the Golden Dozen Teaching Award and co-recipient of the Teach/Tech Award from the College of Arts and Science. In Spring 2020, he received the Arts and Science Teaching Innovation Award for creative adaptations to remote learning. In addition to teaching general education science courses, Trace is lead author of an innovative science textbook, “Chemistry: The Molecules of Life,” published by Oxford University Press. He is a Faculty Fellow-in-Residence at Senior House, NYU’s residence hall for upper-class students. As a first-generation college student, he serves as faculty leader for Proud to be First, which provides mentoring and academic enrichment for first-generation students. Trace earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. degrees in physics from the University of Essex (UK), an M.A. in the history of philosophy of science from the University of Toronto, and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Princeton University.