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Graduate Academic Catalog 2015-2016
Gordon College
  Feb 25, 2018
Graduate Academic Catalog 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


President’s Cabinet

D. Michael Lindsay, Ph.D., President, 2011. B.A., Baylor University; O.D.M.T.G., Wycliffe Hall, Oxford University; M.Div., Princeton Theological Seminary; M.A., Princeton University; Ph.D., Princeton University.

Michael J. Ahearn, M.B.A., Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration, 2009. B.A., Colgate University; M.B.A., Dartmouth College; M.S., University of Rochester.

Janel M. Curry, Ph.D., Provost, 2012. B.A., Bethel College; M.A., Ph.D. University of Minnesota

Barry J. Loy, M.A., Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students, 1985. B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.A., Wheaton College.

Richard D. Sweeney Jr., Vice President for Marketing and Strategic Communications, 2010. B.A., Gordon College; M.S., Boston University.

Daniel B. Tymann, B.S.E.E., Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff, 2005. B.S.E.E., Tufts University.


Janet S. Arndt, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Education, Director of Graduate Education and Licensure, 2001. B.A., Gordon College; Ed.M., Boston University; C.A.G.S., Ed.D., University of Massachusetts Amherst.

Ellen Ballock, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Education, 2013. B.S. Florida State University; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.

Ian Deweese-Boyd, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy and Education 2002. B.A., University of South Carolina; M.A., Covenant Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Saint Louis University.

Sandra Doneski, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Music, 1999. B.M., Gordon College; M.M.Ed., Ph.D., Hartt School of Music., University of Hartford.

Melinda Eichhorn, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Education, 2014.  B.S. & M.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Ed.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Janis Flint-Ferguson, D.A., Professor of Education and English; 1990. B.A., North Central College; M.S., D.A., Illinois State University.

Jamie Hillman, D.M.A., Assistant Professor of Music, 2012. B.M., University of Western Ontario; M.M., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; D.M.A., Boston University.

Todd Morano, Ed.D. Associate Professor of Education, 2013. B.A., San Diego State University; M.A., Point Loma Nazarene University. Ed.D., Alliant International University.

Priscilla Nelson, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Education, 2001. B.S., Gordon College; Ed.M., Boston University; Ed.D., University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Donna J. Robinson, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Education, 1999. B.A., Gordon College; M.A., C.A.G.S, Salem State College; Ed.D., University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Adjunct Faculty - Graduate Music Education

Gerald Dolan, M.M., University of Massachusetts, Amherst; B.M., St. Michael’s College.

Kirsten Helgeland, Ph.D., University of Cincinnati; M.M., College Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati; B.M., Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester.

Michele Holt, D.M.A, The Hartt School, University of Hartford; M.M.Ed., University of Rhode Island; B.M., University of Rhode Island.

Simon Hutchinson, Ph.D., University of Oregon; M.A., University of California, Santa Cruz; B.A., Bates College.

Mary Montgomery, D.M.A., Boston University;  B.A., Middlebury College.

Todd Young, M.S.M., Boston University; B.M., Berklee College of Music.

Adjunct Faculty - Graduate Education

Stephen G. Alter, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History. B.M., Southern Methodist University; M.A., Rice University; Ph.D., University of Michigan.

Bryan Auday, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Director of Neuroscience Program. B.A., Biola University; M.A., California State University, LA; Ph.D., Colorado State University.

Debra L. Auday, Ed.M., Adjunct Professor. B.A., Biola University; Ed.M., Lesley College.

Graeme Bird, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Linguistics and Classics. B.A., M.A., Auckland University; B.M., Berklee College of Music; M.A., Ph.D., Harvard University.

Nancy Capen, M.A.T., Adjunct Professor. B.A., B.S., Gordon College C.A.G.S., M.A.T., Salem State University.

Blair Cochran, M.Ed., Adjunct Professor. B.S., M.Ed., Gordon College.

Ian Drummond, M.Div, Adjunct Professor. B.A., George Mason University; M.A., Tufts University; M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Kathy Favazza, M.A., Adjunct Professor. B.A., Gordon College; M.A., National Louis University.

Mary Goodell, M.Ed., Adjunct Professor. B.S., M.Ed., Lesley University.

K. David Goss, M.A., Assistant Professor of History. B.A., Gordon College; M.A., Tufts University.

Brian Glenney, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Philosophy. B.A., University of Washington; M.Litt., University of St. Andrews; Ph.D., University of Southern California.

Raphael Heaggans, Ed.D., Adjunct Professor. B.A., Winston-Salem State University; M.S., MBA, Niagara University; M.A., Winthrop University; Ed.D., West Virginia University.

Michael Hildebrandt, M.S.Ed., Adjunct Professor. B.A. Colby College; M.S.Ed., Simmons College; Doctoral Candidate (ABD), University of New Hampshire.

Jessica Huizenga, Ed.D., Adjunct Faculty. B.A., Erskine College; M.Ed., University of Massachusetts Lowell; Ed.D., University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Mariann Illingworth, M.Ed., Adjunct Professor. B.A., M.Ed., Salem State College.

Wendy Jacobson, M.Ed., Adjunct Professor. B.S., M.Ed., Gordon College; Math Program of Study, University of California, Berkeley.

Kimberly Leonard, Ed. S., Adjunct Professor. B.A., M.Ed., Ed.S. Gordon College.

R. Paul Mason, M.Ed., Adjunct Professor. B.S. Wheaton College; M.S., M.Ed. University of Colorado; Doctoral Candidate (ABD) Northeastern University.

Nancy McLaughlin, M.S., Adjunct Professor. B.A., Merrimack College; M.S., University of Massachusetts Lowell.

James Meyer, D.A., Adjunct Professor. B.A., University of Minnesota at Minneapolis-St. Paul; M.A., Southern Illinois University at Carbondale; D.A., Illinois State University.

Heidi Mongeau, M.Ed., Adjunct Professor. B.S., M.Ed., Salem State College; M.Ed., Gordon College.

Kathleen Mort, Ed.D., Adjunct Professor. B.A., M.Ed, Rhode Island College; Ed.D., Johnson and Wales University.

Margaret Pickett, Ed.D., Adjunct Professor. B.S., Simmons College; M.Ed., Lesley University; C.A.G.S., Educational Leadership, Salem State University; Ed.D., Cambridge College.

Rebecca Pitkin, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor. B.S., Gordon College; M.Ed., M.Ed., University of Nevada; Ph.D., Iowa State University.

Dale Pleticha, Ph.D., Professor of Physics. B.S., Saint Procopius College; M.Div., Biblical Theological Seminary; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University.

Elissa Arndt Rader, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor. B.S., Gordon College; M.S., CCC-SLP, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Institute of Health Professions; Ph.D., Florida State University.

Barbara Sachs, Ed.D., Adjunct Professor. B.A., Gordon College; M.Ed., University of Maine; M.Ed., Salem State College; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University.

Elizabeth Scottron, M.A.T., Adjunct Professor. B.S., M.A.T., Gordon College.

Elizabeth Shortle, C.A.G.S., Adjunct Professor. B.A., University of New Hampshire; M.Ed., Gordon College; C.A.G.S., Doctoral Candidate (ABD), Plymouth State University.

Craig Story, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology. B.S., Gordon College; M.A., Ph.D., Brandeis University.

Chad Stutz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English., B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., University of Nevada Las Vegas; Ph.D., Boston College.

Abigail Sullivan, M.A.T., Adjunct Professor. B.A., M.A.T., Gordon College; Doctoral Candidate (ABD), Northeastern University.

Sarah Snyder, M.A.T., Adjunct Professor. B.A., Vassar College; M.A.T., Harvard University.

Emmanuelle Vanborre, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of French; Chair, Department of Languages and Linguistics., B.A., M.A., University of Montpellier; M.A., Ph.D., Boston College.

Michael H. Veatch, Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics. B.A., Whitman College; M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Doris-Ann Vosseler, M.A., Adjunct Professor. B.A., M.A., Houghton College; M.A., Middlebury College.

Geraldine White, M.Ed, Adjunct Professor. B.S. M.Ed., Gordon College.

Melissa Winchell, Ed.D., Adjunct Professor. B.A., Gordon College; M.A.T., Salem State College; Ed.D., University of Massachusetts Boston.

Kim Winsor, Ed.D, Adjunct Professor. B.A., Gordon College; M.Ed., Ed.D., Boston University.

Graduate Education Personnel

The Office of Graduate Education is located on the first floor of Jenks Library.


Director of Graduate Programs and Licensure

  Janet S. Arndt, Ed.D. Phone: 978.867.4814
Office: Jenks 107 Email:

Program Administrator

  Julie Lenocker Phone: 978.867.4358
Office: Jenks 109

Program Coordinator

  Melanie Melanson, M.Ed. Phone: 978.867.4322
Office: Jenks 106 Email:

Administrative Assistant

  Renie Rich Phone: 978.867.4322
Office: Jenks 106 Email:

Graduate Music Education

The Office of Graduate Music Education is located on the first floor of Phillips Music Center.


Director of Graduate Music Education

  Sandra Doneski, Ph.D. Phone: 978.867.4818
Office: Phillips 107 Email:

Program Coordinator for Graduate Music Education and Community Programs

  Kristen Harrington Phone: 978.867.4429
Office: Phillips 108 Email:

Administrative Staff

The Registrar’s Office is located on the second floor of Jenks Library; the Student Financial Services Office is located on the second floor of McDonald Hall.



  Alice J. Falcone, M.Ed. Phone: 978.867.4242
Office: Jenks 216 Email:

Director of Student Financial Services

  Daniel O’Connell, B.A. Phone: 978.867.4246
Office: McDonald Hall Email: