Jordan Loveridge

Dr. Loveridge earned a B.A. in English language and literature from Westminster College, a small liberal arts school in Salt Lake City, Utah. He earned his Ph.D. in English with a focus in rhetoric from Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. 

Before beginning his graduate studies, Dr. Loveridge worked with the Salt Lake Community College Community Writing Center. As the Off-Site Programming Coordinator there, he designed and facilitated community literacy workshops in partnership with prisons, women’s shelters, and refugee centers.

At ASU, Dr. Loveridge taught a variety of courses—first year writing, public argument, professional communication, visual rhetoric and graphic novels, etc. He also helped to train new teachers entering ASU’s graduate programs to teach first year writing.

While Dr. Loveridge trained in rhetoric, writing, and communication broadly, his area of expertise is the history of rhetorical theory. "So, in terms of my research, I consider myself more of an intellectual historian and a rhetorician." He focuses primarily on how classical rhetoric was understood and interpreted throughout the Middle Ages. More recently, he has become interested in how medieval thinkers grappled with the translation and reintroduction of Aristotle’s Rhetoric in the later 13th century.

Dr. Loveridge is looking forward to the opportunity to work with students in more than one course. "In my previous teaching experience, it was relatively rare for me to teach a student more than once. At the Mount, I have much more of an opportunity to help students develop their skills in writing, rhetoric, and communication in the long-term."

As a hobby, Dr. Loveridge enjoys cycling. "I am excited to have moved to a climate that is much more conducive to that sort of activity (it’s hard to bike too far when it’s 115 degrees outside)." He is also a fan of role playing games like Dungeons and Dragons. "I met my wife playing D&D! I also enjoy board games (my favorite right now is Scythe), comic books, etc." Dr. Loveridge also loves to cook!