Jessica Gordon Nembhard (born July 3, 1956) is an American political economist. She is the author of Collective Courage: A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice, and has written many articles in major economic journals. She is currently Professor of Community Justice and Social Economic Development in the Department of Africana Studies at John Jay College, City University of NY. Gordon-Nembhard was inducted into the U.S. Cooperative Hall of Fame in May, 2016.