Douglas Jordan, Jr., Ph.D.

Professor, Finance

Douglas Jordan, Jr., Ph.D.


(707) 664-2377
  • University of Texas at Arlington - Ph.D. in Business Administration
  • Georgia Institute of Technology - M.S. in Mechanical Engineering
  • Georgia Institute of Technology - B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
Academic Interests
  • Corporate finance and investments

Doug Jordan earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.  Following graduation, he served for four years as a U.S. Navy officer.

After retiring from the Navy, Doug worked in the aerospace industry for General Dynamics in Fort Worth, Texas, and Boeing in Seattle, Washington. In 1997, he left Boeing and returned to school at the University of Texas at Arlington. He graduated in 2001 with a Ph.D. in Business Administration and joined Sonoma State University in September 2002. His teaching and research interests are corporate finance and investments. Outside of the classroom, Doug enjoys running marathons, hiking, and playing chess. Doug resides in Santa Rosa with his wife, Ann, and twin sons.

Selected Publications & Presentations
  • Jordan, D. (Spring 2018). Baseball championship windows. How long are they? The Baseball Research Journal, 47(1).
  • Jordan, D. (Fall 2016). The .700 Club: Blessedly good baseball. The Baseball Research Journal. 45(2).
  • Jordan, D., Newton, S.K., & Gilinksy, A. (2015). Differentiation strategies and winery financial performance: An empirical investigation. Wine Economics & Policy. 4(2).
  • Jordan, D. (Fall 2015). That record will never be broken! How many are there?” The Baseball Research Journal. 44(2).
  • Jordan, D. & Thomsen, T. (Spring 2015). Teaching the time value of money: Advantages of the continuous compounding (exponential) model. Journal of Instructional Techniques in Finance.
  • Jordan, D. (Fall 2014). World series game situation winning probabilities: How often do teams come back from behind? The Baseball Research Journal. 43(2).