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Sara Jordan

Dr. Sara Jordan

Full Professor


Dr. Sara S. Jordan is a Professor and Director of the School of Psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM). She is affiliated with the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training Program and is a licensed psychologist who specializes in clinical child and pediatric psychology. Since 2003, Dr. Jordan has served on the faculty at USM and has been heavily involved in graduate training, previously serving in several administrative roles including Director of Clinical Training prior to her appointment as Interim School Director in 2019 and Director in 2020.

  • PHD - Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (2003)
  • MA - Louisiana State University and Agricultural & Mechanical College (2001)
  • MS - Eastern Michigan University (1998)

PSY 270 Child Psychology
PSY 734 Child Behavior Therapy
PSY 777 Psychological Disorders of Childhood
PSY 782 Clinical Practicum

  • Organized Chaos: Daily Routines Link Household Chaos and Child Behavior Problems, Journal of Child and Family Studies, 2020,
  • Development and Validation of the Pediatric Diabetes Routines Questionnaire for Adolescents., Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 2019, 10.1007/s10880-018-9563-x
  • Moderators of the Relations Between Mothers' and Fathers' Parenting Practices and Children's Prosocial Behavior, CHILD PSYCHIATRY & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, 2018, 10.1007/s10578-017-0759-3
  • Child Routines and Self-Regulation Serially Mediate Parenting Practices and Externalizing Problems in Preschool Children, CHILD & YOUTH CARE FORUM, 2017, 10.1007/s10566-016-9377-7
  • Development and Evaluation of the Pediatric Diabetes Routines Questionnaire, CHILDRENS HEALTH CARE, 2012, 10.1080/02739615.2012.643290
  • Differential Relations between Mothers' and Fathers' Parenting Practices and Child Externalizing Behavior, JOURNAL OF CHILD AND FAMILY STUDIES, 2010, 10.1007/s10826-009-9326-2
  • Interventions addressing transition difficulties for individuals with autism, PSYCHOLOGY IN THE SCHOOLS, 2007, 10.1002/pits
  • Development and initial validation of the Child Routines Inventory, JOURNAL OF PSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENT, 2001
  • Licensed Psychologist
  • Clery Act
  • Preventing Discrimination & Harassment: Employees V2.3
  • Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
  • Title IX: Preventing Sexual Misconduct for Faculty and Staff – "Responsible Employee" Edition
  • American Psychological Association
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies
  • Mississippi Psychological Association
  • English

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Areas of Expertise

Clinical Psychology, Clinical Child Psychology, Pediatric Psychology, Child Routines, Child Externalizing Behavior Problems, Parenting, Developmental Disabilities