Currently, Jordan Acker Anderson lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she serves as Associate Professor of Art and Department Chair of Art and Graphic Design for Mount Mary University.

She completed academic work in studio art at the University of Wyoming, Universty of Nebraska at Omaha and University of Iowa. In 2002, she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in painting from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. After graduation, she worked as an artist's assistant for sculptor Matthew Placzek, assisting with the creation of large-scale bronze sculptures commissioned for monuments, public parks and private collections. She completed her graduate research at the University of Iowa in Painting and Drawing, receiving a Masters of Art in 2006 and a Masters of Fine Arts in 2007.

Acker Anderson utilizes painting, drawing and printmaking to explore universal themes of service, soul, life force, breath, instinct, survival, nature, time and ritual. Her award-winning work has been shown internationally.