Matthew Jordan graduated from Arts & Science in 2017 with a combination in mathematics, and is excited to return to teach ARTSCI 4HS3 / History of Science Inquiry. He spent the past two years at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, obtaining an MSc in Psychological Research and an MSc in the History of Science, Medicine, and Technology. Matthew is a proudly interdisciplinary scholar who has researched theoretical machine learning, the psychology of speech errors, the etymology of physics terms, the nature of mathematical intuitions, the role of moral psychology on social media, and, most recently, the history of artificial intelligence. His overriding interest is in improving the dissemination complex ideas from academics to the public and between academics in disparate fields.
While he’s not teaching, Matthew performs funk music, does improv comedy, plays chess, and zooms through audiobooks.