Sophia (Sonja) K. Jordan-Mowery has a distinguished national and international reputation in conservation and preservation. She received her training in the United States and in Europe with specialty in book and paper conservation.
She established the conservation department at the University of Notre Dame, where she was Head of the Department of Conservation from 1988-1999. From 1999-2003, she was Division Chief for Special Collections, Archives and Conservation at the Harold Washington Library, Chicago, IL. From 2003-2015, she was the Joseph Ruzicka & Marie Ruzicka Feldman Director of Conservation, and the PI for the Heritage Science for Conservation at Johns Hopkins University, University Libraries.
In addition to her academic career, she has worked as a consultant for conservation projects in Egypt, Paraguay, Bulgaria, and Kosovo, and teaches courses in bookbinding and book conservation through private classes in her studio as well as several university programs in Chicago, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC.
Jordan-Mowery's clients include libraries, museums, dealers, and individuals.
She is a member of the American Institute for Conservation, Institute for Conservation, and the International Institute for Conservation.