C. Greer Jordan, MBA, PhD

C. Greer Jordan, PhD

Assistant Professor, Institute of Health and Equity; Vice President, Inclusion and Diversity

Contact Information


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


After roles spanning the automotive industry, organizational consulting, and higher education, Dr. Jordan joined MCW as the inaugural Vice President for Inclusion and Diversity and Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer in January 2017. Dr. Jordan ensures that inclusion, innovation, and community impact are enablers of excellence in pursuing MCW’s just cause of improving health for all, particularly for those who encounter persistent barriers to health and opportunity.

Dr. Jordan’s teaching, research, and scholarship center on inclusive cultures for excellence, inclusive leadership, workforce development, and the health of geographic communities. Current research and applied practice activities include two AHW-funded community partner workforce development projects: Milwaukee Healthcare Workforce Initiative and Building a Healthcare Workforce Through Access and Equity. Dr. Jordan also serves as MCW lead in the Milwaukee Anchor Collaborative. In 2021, the Milwaukee Business Journal recognized Dr. Jordan as a Woman of Influence.

Experience, research, and action spanning for-profit and not-for-profit organizations give Dr. Jordan a deep understanding of organizational culture, operations, and the importance of co-creating a healthy ecosystem for the mutual benefit of organizations and their stakeholders.

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

  • Assistant Professor, Institute for Health and Equity, Division of Community Health
  • Associate Vice Chancellor - Diversity and Inclusion
  • Associate Vice Chancellor - Human Resources Diversity and Inclusion
  • Director of Research - D.L. Plummer and Associates
  • Vice President of Operations - D.L. Plummer and Associates
  • Vice President, Inclusion and Diversity

Educational Expertise

  • Leadership
  • Organizational Culture
  • Psychology, Social

Community Partnerships

  • Froedtert Office of Diversity & inclusion
  • YWCA of Milwaukee