Dr. Audrey Jordan is the Jerry D. Campbell Professor and DEI Specialist at Claremont Lincoln University, and is a certified executive life coach, focused on “accompanying social justice leaders and teams to unchain power for transformation.”
Audrey is also an independent consultant with her own practice – ADJ Consulting and Coaching. Audrey’s consulting areas of expertise are in capacity building for constituent-centered, place-based community change; cultivating community democracy; strengthening organizational and collaborative. partnership capacities for learning and accountability; and teaching about and facilitating conversations to promote racial equity and social justice. Two examples of her most recent consulting work include: developmental evaluator and facilitator/documenter for The California Endowment’s Building Healthy Communities initiative (6/18 – 12/21); and learning and documentation consultant for the Best Start initiative for First 5 LA (10/19 – 2/21). Audrey provides limited, ongoing training services as a race equity consultant and coach with Race Matters Institute.
Before moving to California nine years ago, Audrey served in various staff roles in academia, philanthropy, and community development, most recently in Boston and Lawrence, Massachusetts (2010-2013), and before that for twelve years at the Annie E. Casey Foundation in Baltimore, MD.
Before her stint in philanthropy, Audrey accumulated more than fifteen years of work experience in participatory evaluation research in public agencies, non-profits, and academia in Virginia. In a role that established her career trajectory, Audrey was director of Community Evaluation at the Center for Public Policy’s Survey and Evaluation Research Lab at Virginia Commonwealth University. She has an M.A. in Social Psychology from The University of Virginia’s Social Psychology program, is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Master of Social Work program, and is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University's doctoral program in Social Work and Social Policy.
Audrey currently lives in Fontana, CA, and enjoys the company of her siblings and their spouses, her two sons, nieces and nephews, and the most recent family additions - her amazing grandnieces, Eloise Faye (3), Jubilee Celeste (11 months), and Violet Anne (8 months).