Gwen Jordan joined the UIS faculty in 2010 as an Assistant Professor of Legal Studies. She joined the Illinois Innocence Project as a staff attorney in January 2012. Professor Jordan earned her J.D. from the University of Denver College of Law and spent five years as a Deputy District Attorney in Colorado. She earned her M.A. in Criminal Justice and her Ph.D. in History from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She was the Legal History Fellow at the Institute for Legal Studies, University of Wisconsin Law School.