C. Greer Jordan, MBA, PhD

C. Greer Jordan, MBA, PhD

Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer

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PhD, Case Western Reserve University
MA, University of Michigan
BS, University of Detroit


C. Greer Jordan, MBA, PhD, serves as the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer (CDIO) and is an Assistant Professor in the Institute of Health & Equity

Prior to joining MCW in January of 2017, Dr. Jordan served as Associate Vice Chancellor, Diversity and Inclusion, for the University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care, and was Assistant Professor of Nursing in the Graduate School of Nursing and the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences.

As CDIO, Dr. Jordan provides strategic leadership, including vision, goals and action planning, for institution-wide diversity and inclusion initiatives. She is responsible for driving institutional excellence and innovation through the integration of diversity and inclusion into all aspects of the MCW missions in cooperation with MCW clinical partners across the state of Wisconsin and in partnership with the communities MCW serves.

Dr. Jordan’s research interests include social process of inclusion in organizational settings, diversity and inclusion cultural assessment, institutions as anchors for fostering positive social determinants of health systems change and whole scale change theories and methods

Prior to her career in academia, Dr. Jordan worked as a engineer at General Motors and later progressed to the management ranks at Ford Motor Company. The breadth of her knowledge and experiences gives Dr. Jordan a deep understanding of organizational culture and change, operations, and the unique environment of an academic health sciences center.

Honors and Awards

HERS (Higher Education Resource Service) Leadership Development program for women in Higher Education
AAMC National Culture and Climate Roundtable, invited scholar
Beta Gamma Sigma International Honor Society for Business
University of Michigan Consortium for Graduate Study in Management Fellowship
University of Detroit Insignias Scholar
Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society Invitee

Research Experience

  • Cultural Competency
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Culturally Competent Care
  • Culture
  • Models, Organizational
  • Organizational Culture
  • Organizational Innovation
  • Organizational Objectives
  • Social Identification
  • social inclusion
  • Women

Methodologies and Techniques

  • action research methodology
  • Data Collection
  • grounded theory
  • Surveys and Questionnaires

Leadership Positions

  • Associate Vice Chancellor - Diversity and Inclusion
  • Associate Vice Chancellor - Human Resources Diversity and Inclusion
  • Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer
  • Director of Research - D.L. Plummer and Associates
  • Vice President of Operations - D.L. Plummer and Associates

Educational Expertise

  • Leadership
  • Organizational Culture
  • Psychology, Social

Community Partnerships

  • Froedtert Office of Diversity & inclusion
  • YWCA of Milwaukee