Kevin D. Jordan

Dr. Kevin D. Jordan, PhD, HSPP

Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Psychology

Room 51, Schroeder Family Bldg.

Dr. Jordan is a clinical psychologist who earned his PhD with a health psychology emphasis from the University of Utah. He completed his health-track internship at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare system and received additional postdoctoral training in primary care psychology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He was an associate professor at Indiana State University prior to becoming the Director of Clinical Psychology at the University of Evansville. His clinical interests include psychosocial evaluations for bariatric surgery candidates, ADHD assessment, chronic pain, and insomnia. His program of research is guided by the interpersonal perspective of clinical, social, and personality psychology in which he considers interpersonal factors associated with individual differences, risk, and resilience.


  • Jordan, K. D. & Smith, T. W. (2023). Adaptation to social-evaluative threat: Effects of repeated acceptance and status stressors on cardiovascular reactivity. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 183, 61-70.
  • Luchtefeld, C. & Jordan, K. D. (2022). Individual differences influencing the relationship between online social support and addictive use of social media. Telematics and Informatics Reports, 100025.
  • Jordan, K.D., Niehus, K.L., & Feinstein, A.M. (2021). Insecure attachment to God and interpersonal conflict. Religions, 12, 739.
  • Kristeller, J.L. & Jordan, K.D. (2018). Mindful eating: Connecting with the wise self, the Spiritual self. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 1271.
  • Kristeller, J.L. & Jordan, K.D. (2018). Spirituality and meditative practice: Research opportunities and challenges. Psychological Studies, 63, 130-139.
  • Jordan, K.D. & Smith, T.W. (2017). The interpersonal domain of alexithymia. Personality and individual differences, 110, 65-69.
  • Grove, J.L., Smith, T.W., Crowell, S.E., Williams, P.G., & Jordan, K.D. (2017). Borderline personality features, interpersonal correlates, and blood pressure response to social stressors: Implications for cardiovascular risk. Personality and Individual Differences, 113, 38-47.
  • Jordan, K.D. & Foster, P.S. (2016). Medical student empathy: Interpersonal distinctions and correlates. Advances in Health Sciences Education, 21(5), 1009-1022.
  • Jordan, K.D., Williams, P.G., & Smith, T.W. (2015). Interpersonal distinctions among hypochondriacal trait components: Styles, goals, vulnerabilities, and perceptions of health care providers. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 34(6): 459-475.
  • Smith, T.W. & Jordan, K.D. (2015). Interpersonal motives and social-evaluative threat: Effects of acceptance and status stressors on cardiovascular reactivity and salivary cortisol response. Psychophysiology, 52(2): 269-276.
  • Jordan, K.D., Masters, K., Hooker, S., Ruiz, J., & Smith, T. (2014). An interpersonal approach to religiousness and spirituality as influences on health and well-being. Journal of Personality, 82(5): 418-431.
  • Jordan, K.D. & Okifuji, A. (2011). Anxiety disorders: Differential diagnosis and their relationship to chronic pain. Journal of Pain & Palliative Care Pharmacotherapy, 25(3): 231-245.
  • Williams, P.G., Smith, T.W., & Jordan, K.D. (2010). Health anxiety and hypochondriasis: Interpersonal extensions of the cognitive-behavioral perspective. In J. G. Beck (Ed.), Interpersonal Processes in the Anxiety Disorders (pp. 261-284). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.