Robert Jordan is employed by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in its corporate university, BLS University, and has worked for the agency for almost 25 years. His primary responsibility is designing instruction and learning opportunities. Recently, he earned a PhD in Learning, Design, and Technology from the Pennsylvania State University and holds a masters degree in Instructional Systems Development from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. His professional interests include informal learning and innovative learner-centered instructional design practices. He has written and co-written several articles and book chapters on various topics related to instructional design and learning.