Ed Jordan

Contributing Faculty
College of Management and Human Potential
Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

Edgar (Ed) A. Jordan, DBA
508 Seashore St
Grimesland, NC 27837

Cell: 703-623-8694
Email: [email protected]

Doctor of Business Administration focusing on technology and innovation management. Degree awarded by the School of Advanced Studies, University of Phoenix. University of Phoenix is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. The Doctor of Business Administration degree is also accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).

Dr. Jordan’s research focused on the potential technologies that may replace the semiconductors that form the basis for the world’s computing infrastucture. This research was done within the context of the theory of Disruptive Innovation. The results of his research suggests the replacement techonlogy semiconductors would likely emerge within 30 years; that technology would probably be biology based [perhaps RNA]; the organizational structure best suited to facilitate that emergence would a meritocacy; and the organizational leadership approach best suited for that emergance would be transformational. As a result of his choice of research design, Dr. Jordan has become an expert in the use of the Delphi method of collaborative decision making. This appropach has the benefit of mitigating the well understood biases associated with group decision making processes.

As a result of his research Dr. Jordan is an authority on how complex organizations adapt to changing environments, specfically how those organizations adapt to techlogical discontinuities and disruptive innovation. Areas of research interest include organizational ethics, leadership theory, economic and social inequity in addition to technology and innovation management. His work experience has been focused on systems engineering in a complex environment.

Dr. Jordan’s efforts as a Research Methodologist with Walden Univeristy are focused on helping doctoral students frame their research passion into world class studies. This includes acting as dissertation committee chairperson and mentor as well as committee member. Dr. Jordan assists students of the Doctor of Business Administration develop their formal research proposal, helps through the Institutional Review Board, acts as coach through the data collection, and provides guidance through the analysis process.

In addition to his Doctorate of Business Administration, Dr. Jordan holds Bacholar of Science degrees in physics and electrical engineering as well as a Master of Science degree in engineering acoustics (applied physics). Dr. Jordan is a retired Navy Commander who served on active duty for over 24 years.


DBA, University of Phoenix
Dissertation Title: The semiconductor industry and emerging technologies: A study using a modified Delphi method
MS, Engineering Acoustics, Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, CA,
Thesis Title: Acoustic boundary wave generation and shadowing at a seamount
BS, Electrical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School Monterey, CA,
BS, Physics, Weber State University Ogden, UT,


Top Secret/BI, February 2016

Dr. Jordan provided executive level advice in the following areas since 1996:

Analysis and studies concerning advanced transduction technologies, as well as embedded and server-based computing design analysis and studies of organizational adaptation to emergent technological discontinuities. Risk analysis for the U.S. Navy office for the development and acquisition of submarine acoustic systems. Programmatic and technical advice for the submarine high frequency sonar systems Risk analysis for the submarine high frequency acoustic systems to include alternative uses investigation and advice concerning system obsolescence issues developed a reliability model of the current system configuration. preparation of program briefs to higher authority concerning funding requirements, periodic program review, as well as emerging technology opportunities. Development and maintenance of the program ship construction cost modeL. Program management, risk analysis, engineering advice, and concept evaluation for the Navy Signal Processor Office for product transition to a Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) approach to design.Business case analyses and Return on Investment (ROI) analyses.Expert level program representation on numerous technical IPTs and Working Groups

Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society (Elected membership)Academy of ManagementAcoustical Society of AmericaInstitute of PhysicsInstitute of Electrical and Electronic EngineersAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science

Dr. Jordan has served as Chairperson or Committee Member involved with shaping the following published dissertations:

Ahmed, S. (2019). Strategies to access business loans for small and medium enterprises in Jordan (Order No. 27672513). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (2339172596).

Akuh, C. G. (2017). Small retail business strategies to detect and prevent employee fraud (Order No. 10690974). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (1967154660).

Bundschuh, A. L., Jr. (2018). Relationships between project cost, project team member role, project schedule, and burnout (Order No. 10822903). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (2046948196).

Ellis, J. (2020). Using employee-development as a solution to employee turnover (Order No. 28021790). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (2423818959).

Freeman, A. B. (2019). Exploring how managers increase employee performance within organizational supply chains (Order No. 22582666). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (2275119440).

Green, E. (2019). The influence of leadership engagement strategies on employee engagement (Order No. 13902056). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (2284673675).

Johnson, L. T. A. (2019). Intergenerational communication strategies for generation X supervisors (Order No. 13904921). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (2273838395).

Kilgore, D. J. (2020). Implementation of an electronic health record-keeping system (Order No. 27995408). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (2416827852).

Mahmoud, W. H. A. (2019). Strategies for cloud services adoption in Saudi Arabia (Order No. 13902513). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (2276075476).

Murray-Noel, J. (2018). Small business profitability strategies in the music recording industry (Order No. 10932102). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (2133018540).

Washington, D. A. (2018). Retention strategies for millennial long-haul truck drivers (Order No. 10973610). Available from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (2128010522).


Jordan, E. A. (2010). The semiconductor industry and emerging technologies: A study using a modified Delphi Method. (Doctoral dissertation). University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ.

Jordan, E.A. (2010). The next big disruptive innovation: Can you imagine a world without Intel? In C.A. Lentz (Ed.). The Refractive ThinkerTM: Vol. V. An anthology of higher learning (1st ed. pp. 59-76). Las Vegas, NV: The Lentz Leadership Institute. [Gold Medal winner for 2011 in the category of anthologies by eLit Awards]

Hall, E., & Jordan, E. A. (2013). Strategic and scenario planning using Delphi: Long-term and rapid planning utilizing the genius of crowds. In C. A. Lentz (Ed.), The Refractive Thinker™: Vol II. Research Methodology (3rd ed.): Research Designs for Effective Doctoral Research. Las Vegas, NV: The Refractive Thinker™ Press. [Gold Medal winner for 2014 in the category of anthologies by Global Ebook Awards; Bronze Medal winner for 2013 in the category of anthologies by eLit Awards]

Jordan, E. A, & Hall, E. (2016). Defense sector procurement planning: A Delphi augmented approach to group-decision making. In C. A. Lentz (Ed.), The Refractive Thinker™: Vol X. Effective Business Strategies for the Defense Industry Sector. Albuquerque, NM: The Refractive Thinker™ Press.


DBA, University of Phoenix

MS, Naval Postgraduate School

BS, Weber State College

BS, Naval Postgraduate School