Jordan was born in Fort Worth, Texas, and grew up in the Denton area. He attended the University of North Texas to complete his B.A. in History with a minor in Classical Studies. Jordan then went on to the University of Oregon to complete his M.A. in Classics. He spent two years in London at King's College before returning to UNT in Denton to complete his Ph.D. in Ancient History.
Jordan has been teaching Latin and various other Classics courses for the last seven years at different universities. When he is not doing academic stuff, he loves to go to museums, travel, go to bookshops, find cool coffee shops that he can hang out in all day to read, and of course, sleep.