Jordan Gerton

Jordan Gerton
Director, Center for Science & Mathematics Education
Associate Professor, Department of Physics & Astronomy
(801) 585-0068
Faculty Profile; Gerton Lab Website


About Jordan

Curriculum Vitae

Jordan received his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Arizona and his Master’s and Doctorate degrees in Physics from Rice University under the direction of Randall Hulet, where he researched Bose-Einstein condensation of low-temperature lithium gases.  He spent his postdoctoral years at the California Institute of Technology with Steve Quake, where he developed a research program in nanophotonics and molecular biophysics.  Jordan has had a number of formative experiences over the years that have stoked his passion for math and science education and have driven him to leadership roles in these areas; these include a semester as a visiting instructor at Pomona College, a year as team captain of the swim team at Arizona, and the many interactions with thousands of students at the University of Utah over the years.  Math and Science are among the most important and impactful human pursuits, and he is committed to helping student of all ages and backgrounds develop a passion for and proficiency in these enabling disciplines.