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    Gordon College
   
 
  Nov 18, 2017
 
 
    
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Directory



Board of Trustees

Class of 2013


Daniel S. Cho
Cambridge, Massachusetts
Executive Director, The Veritas Forum

Peter F. Herschend
Branson, Missouri
Co-Founder, Herschend Family Entertainment Corporation

*Kurt Keilhacker
Claremont, California
Managing Partner, TechFund Capital

*Joseph K. Krivickas
Beverly, Massachusetts
CEO, SmartBear Software, Inc.

Raymond C. Lee
Repulse Bay, Hong Kong
Chairman, Oasis Development Enterprises

Samuel A. Schreiner III ‘77
Darien, Connecticut
Senior Pastor and Head of Staff, The Noroton Presbyterian Church

Aaron W. Shin
Waltham, Massachusetts
Senior Director, Raytheon

*Carrie D. Tibbles, M.D. ‘93
Boston, Massachusetts
Associate Director, Graduate Medical Education, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

*Bradford H. Warner
Hingham, Massachusetts
Financial Services Executive (Ret.)

Class of 2014


Judith M. Dean ‘78
Waltham, Massachusetts
Professor of International Economics, Brandeis University

*Lisa B. Forkner
Hingham, Massachusetts
Wife, mother, homemaker

*Bronwyn E. Loring ‘87
Prides Crossing, Massachusetts
Founder, North Shore Christian Network Inc.

*David C. Schultz
Lexington, Massachusetts
Private Investor

Mary M. Shahian
Sudbury, Massachusetts
Managing Director, Daintree Advisors

Class of 2015


John M. Gurley ‘78
Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts
Physician, Ophthalmology

*Thomas L. Phillips
Weston, Massachusetts
Chairman and CEO (Ret.), Raytheon Company

*Herman J. Smith Jr. ‘70
Medford, Massachusetts
Associate Justice, Superior Court, Boston

Suannah Young
Oxford, England
Board of Directors, Oxford Analytica Ltd.

Class of 2016


David L. Beatty
Auburndale, Massachusetts
Founder and CEO, Daintree Advisors

Laura Fastie-Grapshi
Bedford, Texas
Director, Global Supplier Relations, American Express

Gordon T. Hall
Sugar Land, Texas
Chairman, Exterran Holdings, Inc.

Cherie S. Harder
Alexandria, Virginia
President, Trinity Forum

Roberto Miranda
Somerville, Massachusetts
Senior Pastor, Congregación León de Judá

Kirk Ware
Acton, Massachusetts
President, Nagog Real Estate Consulting Corporation

Trustees Emeriti


CLASS OF 2012

James H. Roberts ‘66B
Coventry, Rhode Island
President, Armbrust International

David R. Young
Oxford, England
Founder and Managing Director, Oxford Analytica Ltd.

CLASS OF 2013

Donald P. Chase
Fort Myers, Florida
Corporate Executive (Ret.), Investor


President’s Cabinet

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

Jennifer M. Jukanovich, M.A.
Vice President for Student Life, 2013
B.A., Gordon College; M.A., Fuller Theological Seminary.

Richard D. Sweeney Jr., M.S.
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, Chief of Staff, 2005
B.S.E.E., Tufts University.

Administrative Staff

Academic


June M. Bodoni, B.A.
Executive Director of Enrollment and Academic Initiatives

Janet M. Bjork, M.L.S.
Serials/Electronic Resources Librarian

Martha D. Crain, M.M., M.L.S.
Bibliographic Instruction/Librarian/Archivist

Carter Crockett, Ph.D.
Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership

Cheryl M. DeLuca, M.A.
Student Care and Recruitment Administrator, Global Education

Alice J. Falcone, M. Ed.
Registrar

Randall M. Gowman, M.S.L., M.R.E.
Public Services Librarian

Shui-Keung Alec Li, M.L.S.
Technical Services Librarian

Alyson R. Longacre, M.A.
Assistant Director, Academic Support Center

Virginia Mayne, B.A.
Associate Registrar

Stephen C. MacLeod, J.D., Ph.D.
College Counsel and Dean of College Planning Emeritus

Peter Morse, B.A.
Manager, Barrington Center for the Arts

Myron Schirer-Suter, Ed.D.
Director of Library Services

Ann C. Seavey, M.Ed.
Director, Academic Support Center

Liesl R. Smith, Ph.D.
Director, Administration and Management, Global Education

Admissions



Britt Carlson, B.A.
Executive Director of Admissions

Athletics


Marc Whitehouse, B.S.
Associate Athletic Director

Jonathan R. Tymann, M.A.T.S.
Director of Athletics

Chapel


Gregory W. Carmer, Ph.D.
Dean of Christian Life and Theologian-in-Residence

Laura M. Carmer, M.A.
Director of Missions and Service Learning

Thomas Haugen, M.Div.
Chaplain

William Mooney-McCoy, M.Mus.
Director of Christian Life and Worship

Laurie S. Truschel, B.A.
Director of Discipleship Ministries

College Communications


Patricia C. Hanlon, M.A.
Director of College Publications

Cyndi A. McMahon, B.A.
Director of Internal Communications

Design Center


Timothy Ferguson-Sauder
Creative Director

Development


Adrianne C. Cooke, B.S.
Director of Alumni and Parent Relations

Richard M. Houston, B.S.
Director of Development and System Information

Bradford W. Lestage, M.A.
Senior Major Gifts Officer

Robert C. MacDonald, M.S.
Athletics Development Officer

James V. Pocock, M.Div.
Counselor to the President

Kathleen M. Walker, B.S.
Major Gifts Officer

Daniel S. White, M.B.A.
Director of Development

Student Financial Services


Melissa M. Bull, B.A.
Student Employment Coordinator

Daniel O’Connell, B.A.
Director of Student Financial Services

Financial Affairs


Nancy G. Anderson, M.L.S.
Director of Human Resources

David R. Andrade, B.A.
Director of Information Services

Nancy J. Cassidy, B.S.
Assistant Controller

Glenn W. Deckert, B.A.
Chief of Police

Christopher J. Jones, B.A.
Executive Director of Technology and Administration

Paul A Helgesen, M.R.E.
Director of Plant Operations and Sustainability

Ronald E. Hilton, M.A.
Director of Auxiliary Services

Christopher Imming
Director of Media Services

Russell S. Leathe, B.S.
Information Security Officer

John R. Lawrence, A.A.
Director of Dining Services

Kimberlie J. Mather, B.S.
Controller

John C. Soucy, M.A.R.
Environmental Health and Safety Officer

Mark J. Stowell
Director of Facilities

Robert F. Van Cleef, M.A.T.H.
Senior Director of Institutional Research

Jonathan W. Williams, B.A.
Software Architect and Strategist

Student Development


Scott Barnett, Ed.D.
Director of the W.I.L.D. Semester

Meredith M. Benson, M.A.
Director of Housing

Gail Borgman, M.S.W.
Senior Counselor, Counseling Center

Kathleen Breitigan, M.S.
Director of Ferrin and Road Halls

Jake Brooks, B.A.
Director, Evans Hall

Valerie E. Buchanan, B.S.
Director, Office of Community Engagement

Christopher W. Carlson, M.S.
Dean of Student Engagement

Terry L. Charek, M.A.T.S.
Dean of Student Life

Michael B. Curtis, M.Div.
Director of Residence Life
Director, Bromley Hall

Rita Smith Dove, M.T.S.
Associate Director of Career Services

Cami R. Foerster, B.A.
Director, Nyland Hall

Heidi Forget, M.S.W.
Counselor, Counseling Center

Susan L. Forsythe, B.S.
Director of Health Center, Head Nurse

Austin Hanlin, M.A.
Director, Chase and Lewis Halls

Nathan J. Hausman, M.A.
Director of La Vida, Adirondack Expectations

Jennifer M. Jukanovich, M.A.
Vice President for Student Life

Keith J. Krass, B.A.
Director of Orientation and Student Activities

Pamela B. Lazarakis, B.A.
Director of Career Services

Elizabeth Lyon, M.A.
Director, Wilson and Drew Halls

Miguel Martinez, M.D.
College Physician

Paulea Mooney-McCoy, B.A.
Director of Clarendon Program and Advisor to ALANA

Marta C. Peralta, B.S.W.
Director, Tavilla Hall

Lacy B. Tannous, B.A.
Director, Lewis Hall

Jesse Torres, M.Div.
Director, Fulton Hall

Richard Obenschain, M.Div.
Executive Director of La Vida Center for Outdoor Education

Gregory B. Scruton, M.A.
Director of Campus Recreation, Fitness and Wellness

Abigail Stroven, B.A.
Director of La Vida G.O.R.P.

Reid Swetland, M.A.
Counselor, Counseling Center

 

Faculty

* Date following title indicates beginning of full-time continuous faculty appointment of Gordon.

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

David W. Aiken, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy, 1990. B.A., University of Maine Orono; M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Boston College.

Stephen G. Alter, Ph.D., Professor of History; Chair, Department of History, 2000. B.M., Southern Methodist University; M.M., University of Texas Austin; M.A., Rice University; Ph.D., University of Michigan.

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

Bryan C. Auday, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, 1986. B.A., Biola University; M.A., California State University Los Angeles; Ph.D., Colorado State University.

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

Lauren Swayne Barthold, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy, 2005. B.A., George Washington University; M.C.S., Regent College; M.A., Simon Fraser University; Ph.D., The Graduate Faculty, New School for Social Research.

Graeme D. Bird, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Linguistics and Classics, 2001. B.A., M.A., Auckland University; B.M., Berklee College of Music; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University.

Russell C. Bjork, M.S., Professor of Computer Science; Coordinator, Computer Science, 1980. B.S.E.E., M.S.E.E., Massachusetts Institute of Technology; M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Dorothy F. Boorse, Ph.D., Professor of Biology; Chair, Department of Biology, 1999. B.S., Gordon College; M.S., Cornell University; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Madison.

Paul C. Borgman, Ph.D., Professor of English, 1981. B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., Southern Illinois University; Ph.D., University of Chicago.

Paul A. Brink, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science; Moderator, Division of Social Sciences, 2006. B.A., Redeemer University College; M.A., Dalhousie University; Ph.D., University of Notre Dame.

Virginia Todd Burton, M.F.A., Assistant Professor of Communication Arts, 2009. B.A., Brown University; M.F.A., University of Texas Austin.

Tanja Butler, M.A., Associate Professor of Art; Chair, Department of Art, 2000. B.A., M.A., University at Albany, State University of New York.

Mark W. Cannister, Ed.D., Professor of Christian Ministries; Moderator, Division of Humanities, 1992. B.S., California University of Pennsylvania; M.A., West Virginia University; Ed.D., University of Pittsburgh.

Gregory Carmer, Ph.D., Dean of Christian Life; Theologian-in-Residence, 2002. B.A., Spring Arbor College; M.A., Ph.D., Boston College.

Sean Clark, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Kinesiology; Chair, Department of Kinesiology, 2000. B.S., Gordon College; M.S., University of Massachusetts Amherst; Ph.D., Oregon State University.

Catherine M. Cobbey, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communication Arts; Chair, Department of Communication Arts, 2001. B.A., Gordon College; M.A., Bowling Green State University; Ph.D., University of Connecticut.

Sybil W. Coleman, M.S.W., Professor of Social Work; Director, Social Work Program, 1989. B.A., Gordon College; M.Ed., Salem State College; M.S.W., University of Minnesota Duluth.

Kaye V. Cook, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology; Chair, Department of Psychology, 1978. B.A., Georgia College; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina.

Kristen Cooper, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Economics and Business, 2013. B.A., Gordon College; Ph.D., Cornell University.

Karl-Dieter Crisman, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Mathematics, 2005. B.A., Northwestern University; M.S., Ph.D., University of Chicago.

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

Daniel Darko, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, 2011. B.Th., M.Th., Evangelical Theological Seminary (Osijek); M.A., University of Leeds; Ph.D., King’s College London.

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., St. Louis University.

Margaret A. DeWeese-Boyd, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Social Work, 1999. B.A., Carson-Newman College; M.A., Covenant Theological Seminary; M.S.W., Washington University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Missouri St. Louis.

Damon DiMauro, Ph.D., Professor of French, 2001. B.A., Tulane University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Wisconsin Madison.

Mathew Doll, M.F.A., Director, Gordon in Orvieto, 2011. B.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design; M.F.A., Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Sandra M. Doneski, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Music; Director, Undergraduate Music Education; Director, Graduate Program in Music Education, 1999. B.M., Gordon College; M.M.Ed., Ph.D., Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford.

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

Andrea K. Frankwitz, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English, 2006. B.A., Evangel College; M.A., University of Northern Iowa; Ph.D., Oklahoma State University.

Stan D. Gaede, Ph.D., Scholar-in-Residence, Center for Christian Studies; President, Christian College Consortium; Professor of Sociology, 2006 (1974-1996). B.A., Westmont College; M.A., California State University Northridge; Ph.D., Vanderbilt University.

Mark D. Gedney, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy; Chair, Department of Philosophy, 1998. B.A., Gordon College; M.Litt., University of Edinburgh; Ph.D., Boston University.

Ivy George, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology; Chair, Department of Sociology and Social Work, 1983. B.A., M.S.W., Stella Maris College; Ph.D., Brandeis University; M.T.S., Harvard University.

Jonathan Gerber, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology, 2010. B.Psych., University of Sydney; Ph.D., Macquarie University.

Valerie J. Gin, Ed.D., Professor of Recreation and Leisure Studies; Chair, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, 1997. B.S., Greenville College; M.S., Eastern Illinois University; Ed.D., Boston University.

Brian Glenney, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Philosophy, 2007. B.A., University of Washington; M.Litt., University of St. Andrews; Ph.D., University of Southern California.

K. David Goss, M.A., Assistant Professor of History, 1999. B.A., Gordon College; M.A., Tufts University.

Roger J. Green, Ph.D., Professor of Biblical Studies, Terrelle B. Crum Chair of Humanities; Chair, Department of Biblical Studies and Christian Ministries, 1985. (Barrington College, 1970-78; 1981-85.) B.A., Temple University; M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary; M.Th., Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Boston College.

Bruce W. Herman, M.F.A., Professor of Art; Lothlórien Distinguished Chair in Fine Arts, 1988. B.F.A., M.F.A., Boston University.

Clifford Hersey, Ed.D., Dean for Global Education, 2000. B.A., Eastern Nazarene College; M.Div., Nazarene Theological Seminary; M.Ed., Ed.D., Boston University.

Jennifer Hevelone-Harper, Ph.D., Professor of History, 1998. B.A., Gordon College; M.A., University of Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University.

Theodore A. Hildebrandt, Th.D., Professor of Biblical Studies, 1999. B.A., University at Buffalo, State University of New York; M.Div., S.T.M., Biblical Theological Seminary; M.A., Th.D., Grace Theological Seminary.

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

Bert H. Hodges, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, 1972. B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., Ph.D., Vanderbilt University.

Agnes Howard, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English and History, 1999. B.A., Cornell University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia.

Thomas A. Howard, Ph.D., Professor of History; Director, Center for Faith and Inquiry; Director, Jerusalem and Athens Forum; Stephen Phillips Chair of History, 1999. B.A., University of Alabama; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia.

Steven A. Hunt, Ph.D., Professor of Biblical Studies, 2001. B.A., Northwestern College; M.C.S., Regent College; Ph.D., University of Sheffield.

Peter W. Iltis, Ph.D., Professor of Kinesiology, 1983. B.S., M.S., Indiana University; Ph.D., University of Kansas.

Daniel C. Johnson, Ph.D., Professor of Sociology, 1998. B.S., Liberty University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia.

Norman M. Jones, M.A., Professor of Theatre Arts, 1985. B.S., Houghton College; M.A., University at Buffalo, State University of New York.

Gregory Keller, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology, 2007. B.S., Alma College; M.A., The College of William and Mary; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.

Sharon Ketcham, M.Th., Associate Professor of Christian Ministries, 2004. B.A., Gordon College; M.Th., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Susan Kim, Ed.D., Assistant Professor of Music, 2010. B.M., M.M., The Juilliard School; Ed.D., Columbia University.

David Soong-hua Lee, Ph.D., Professor of Physics; Chair, Department of Physics, 2006. B.S.E., Princeton University; M.S.E., Ph.D., California Institute of Technology.

Irvin J. Levy, M.S., Professor of Chemistry and Computer Science; Chair, Department of Chemistry, 1985. B.S., University of Bridgeport; M.A., Wesleyan University; M.S., Boston University.

Andrew Logemann, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English; Chair, Department of English Language and Literature, 2008. B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University.

Leasa Y. Lutes, D.M.L., Professor of Spanish and German, 1993. B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., D.M.L., Middlebury College.

Lynn M. Marcotte, M.A., Assistant Professor of English; Writing Center Coordinator, 1998. B.A., Ohio State University; M.A., Salem State College.

Ruth Melkonian-Hoover, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science; Chair, Department of Political Science, 2005. B.A., Biola University; M.A., Ph.D., Emory University.

Jeffrey S. Miller, M.A., Professor of Theatre Arts; Chair, Department of Theatre Arts, 2002. B.A., Bethel College; M.A., University of Minnesota.

Michael Monroe, D.M.A., Associate Professor of Music, 2005. B.M., University of Arkansas; M.M., University of Maryland; D.M.A., New England Conservatory.

Andrew P. Moore, M.S., Associate Professor of Economics and Business, 2011. B.S., California State University Los Angeles; M.S., Troy State University; M.S., Philadelphia Biblical University.

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

Richard L. Obenschain, M.Div., Director of Outdoor Education, 1995. B.A., Lenoir Rhyne College; M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Judith Oleson, D.Min., Associate Professor of Social Work, 2005. B.S.D., M.S.W., University of Minnesota Duluth; M.P.A., Harvard University; D.Min., Episcopal Divinity School.

Moisés Park, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Spanish, 2010. B.S., University of Michigan; Ph.D., University of California Davis.

Michael Paul, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physics, 2013. B.Sc., University of Bath; M.Sc., Cardiff University; M.Sc., Ph.D., University of Bristol; Ph.D., University of London.

Pilar Peréz Serrano, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Spanish, 2002. B.A., Gordon College; M.A., Brandeis University; Ph.D., Boston College.

Elaine A. Phillips, Ph.D., Professor of Biblical Studies, 1993. B.A., Cornell University; M.Div., Biblical Theological Seminary; M.A., Institute of Holy Land Studies; Ph.D., The Dropsie College for Hebrew and Cognate Learning.

Suzanne M. Phillips, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, 1997. B.A., Gordon College; M.A., Ph.D., University at Buffalo, State University of New York.

Dale J. Pleticha, Ph.D., Professor of Physics; Moderator, Division of Natural Sciences, Mathematics and Computer Science, 1984. B.S., Saint Procopius College; M.Div., Biblical Theological Seminary; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University.

Douglas J. Puffert, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Economics and Business, 2013. B.A., University of Washington; Dipl.C.S., Regent College; Ph.D., Stanford University.

Stanley L. Reczek, M.Ed., Assistant Professor of Physics; Director, May Term; Natural Science Technical Associate, 2003. B.S., Villanova University; M.Ed., Gordon College.

David W. Rox, Ed.D., Professor of Music, 1982. B.S., Gordon College; M.M., Ed.D., Boston University.

Daniel Russ, Ph.D., Professor of English, 2003. B.A., University of Evansville; M.A., Dallas Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., University of Dallas.

Myron Schirer-Suter, Ed.D., Director of Jenks Library Services, 2004. B.A., David Lipscomb University; M.S.L.I.S., University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; M.A.R., David Lipscomb University; Ed.D., Pepperdine University.

Kent Seibert, D.B.A., Professor of Economics and Business; Chair, Department of Economics and Business, 2008. A.B., Kenyon College; M.A.I.R., M.A., University of Minnesota; D.B.A., Boston University.

Jonathan R. Senning, Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, 1993. B.S., Gordon College; M.A.M., Ph.D., University of Virginia.

Timothy R. A. Sherratt, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, 1988. B.A., M.A., Oxford University; Ph.D., University of Kentucky.

John E. Skillen, Ph.D., Professor of English; Director, Gordon in Orvieto, 1983. B.A., Gordon College; M.A., Ph.D., Duke University.

Stephen L. S. Smith, Ph.D., Professor of Economics and Business, 1987. A.B., Williams College; Ph.D., Stanford University.

LeQuez Spearman, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Recreation and Leisure Studies, 2013. B.A., University of Wisconsin Whitewater; M.A., University of Iowa; Ph.D., University of Tennessee.

Mark Stevick, M.A., Associate Professor of English, 1998. B.A., Gordon College; M.A., Boston University.

Craig M. Story, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology; Director, Health Professions, 2002. B.S., Gordon College; Ph.D., Brandeis University.

Richard H. Stout, Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics, 1980. B.S., Wheaton College; M.A., Oakland University; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.

Andrew Stuart, M.B.A., Assistant Professor of Economics and Business, 2011. B.A., Gordon College; M.B.A., University of New Hampshire.

Chad Stutz, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English, 2011. B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., University of Nevada Las Vegas; Ph.D., Boston College.

Gregor Thuswaldner, Ph.D., Associate Professor of German and Linguistics; Fellow, Center for Christian Studies, 2003. B.A., University of Salzburg; M.A., University of Vienna; Ph.D., University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.

Justin Topp, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology, 2011. B.S.E., University of Iowa; Ph.D., University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center.

James Trent, Ph.D., Professor of Social Work, 2003. B.A., Wake Forest University; M.Div., Duke University; M.S.W., University of North Carolina Chapel Hill; Ph.D., Brandeis University.

Alice Tsang, M.B.A., Associate Professor of Economics and Business; Director of Asian Initiatives, 2011. B.A., University of Hong Kong; M.B.A., New York University.

Emmanuelle Vanborre, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of French; Chair, Department of Languages and Linguistics, 2007. B.A., M.A., University of Montpellier; M.A., Ph.D., Boston College.

Michael H. Veatch, Ph.D., Professor of Mathematics; Chair, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, 1987. B.A., Whitman College; M.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Jessica Ventura, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, 2010. B.S., M.S., Ph.D., University of Texas Austin.

Robert J. Whittet, M.Div., Associate Professor of Christian Ministries; Director of Church Relations, 1998. B.A., Gordon College; M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

David P. Wick, Ph.D., Professor of History, 1995. B.A., Crown College; M.A., Ph.D., University of Washington.

Marvin R. Wilson, Ph.D., Professor of Biblical Studies, Harold John Ockenga Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, 1971. (Barrington College, 1963-1971.) B.A., Wheaton College; M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., Brandeis University.

Yuanming Zheng, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, 2002. B.S., M.S., Southwest Agricultural University; Ph.D., Washington State University.

James J. Zingarelli, M.A., Professor of Art, 1996. B.F.A., Pratt Institute; M.A., Trinity College.

Adjunct Faculty


Adjunct faculty are part-time faculty members who have held notable academic appointments previously, attained significant recognition in a nonacademic field, or served with distinction as long-term part-time faculty at Gordon. Adjunct faculty are elected by the Faculty Senate.

Lori Ambacher, M.A., Adjunct Professor of English, 2000. B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., Binghamton University, State University of New York.

Anne H. Blackwill, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of English, 1999. B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., Ph.D., Stanford University.

Paul M. Borthwick, D.Min., Adjunct Professor of Christian Ministries, 1999. B.A., University of Massachusetts; M.Div., D.Min., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Eric Convey, B.A., Adjunct Professor of Journalism, 2003. B.A., Gordon College.

David Cook, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Philosophy, 1999. B.A., Arizona State University; M.A., Ph.D., University of Edinburgh.

Harold Heie, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Center for Christian Studies, 2003 (See Professors Emeriti).

Grace C. Ju, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Biology, 1991. B.A., Duke University; M.S., University of California Davis; Ph.D., Purdue University.

Scott Larson, D.Min., Adjunct Professor of Christian Ministries, 2009. B.A., South Dakota State University; M.Div., D.Min., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.

Faith Lueth, M.M., Adjunct Professor of Music; Director, Women’s Choir, 2005. B.M., Boston University; M.M., Boston Conservatory.

R. Preston Mason, Ph.D., Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Science, 1999. B.S., Gordon College; Ph.D., University of Connecticut Storrs.

Carol Powers, J.D., Adjunct Professor of Law, 2000. B.S., Vanderbilt University; J.D., Boston College.

Sue Trent, M.F.A., Adjunct Professor of Art, 2004. B.A., Wake Forest University; M.A.T., University of North Carolina; M.F.A., Washington University St. Louis.

Meirwyn I. Walters, J.D., Adjunct Professor of Economics and Business, 1994. B.A., Harvard University; J.D., Boston College.

Applied Music Staff


Travis Alford, M.M.
Instructor of Composition

Teresa Blume
Instructor of Voice

Heidi Clark, M.M.
Instructor of Voice

Steve Correia, M.Ed.
Instructor of Woodwinds

William Gray, M.Ed.
Instructor of Brass and Tuba

Susan Hagan, M.M.
Instructor of Double Bass

Courtney Huffman, M.M
Instructor of Voice

Peter Iltis, Ph.D.
Instructor of French Horn

William Kirkley, M.M.
Instructor of Clarinet

Angela Limoncelli
Instructor of Oboe

Doug Marshall
Instructor of Organ

Amy McGlothlin, M.M.
Instructor of Saxophone

Jessica Modaff, M.M.
Coach/Accompanist, Instructor of Piano

David Patterson, M.M.
Instructor of Classical Guitar

Walter Pavasaris, M.Ed.
Instructor of Strings

Alina Polyakov, Ph.D.
Instructor of Piano

Rafael Popper-Keizer
Instructor of Cello

Piper Runion-Bareford, B.M., M.Div.
Instructor of Harp

Wren Saunders, M.M.
Instructor of Bassoon

Frederick Sienkiewicz, M.M.
Instructor of Trumpet

Aaron Trant, M.M.
Instructor of Percussion

Martin Wittenburg
Instructor of Trombone

Eileen Yarrison, D.M.A.
Instructor of Flute

Todd Young, M.M.
Instructor of Percussion

Professor Emeriti


Jane B. Andrus, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, 1985-1995. (Barrington College, 1979-1985.) B.A., Colorado College; M.A., Boston University; Ph.D., University of Maryland.

Thomas A. Askew Jr., Ph.D., Professor of History, Stephen Phillips Chair of History, 1972-2000. B.A., M.A., Wheaton College; M.A., Ph.D., Northwestern University.

Kay Bannon, Ed.D., Professor of Education, 1982-2002. B.S., Gordon College; M.S., Lesley College; Ed.D., University of Massachusetts.

Marion T. Bean, Ed.D., Director of Media, Professor of Education, 1985-1991. (Barrington College 1956-1985.) B.A., Barrington College; M.Ed., Ed.D., Boston University.

John Beauregard, M.L.S., Director of Jenks Learning Resource Center, 1969-2003. B.A., Gordon College; M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; M.L.S., University of Maine.

Russell K. Bishop, Ph.D., Professor of History, Stephen Phillips Chair of History, 1965-1998. A.B., M.A., Wheaton College; Ph.D., McGill University.

Diane E. Blake, Ph.D., Assistant Dean for External Education, 1987-2001. B.A., Gordon College; M.A., Ph.D., Boston University.

John A. Burgess, Ed.D., Professor of Education, 1966-1989. B.A., Gordon College; M.Div., Gordon Divinity School; M.Ed., Boston University; Ed.D., Harvard University.

Alton C. Bynum, Ed.D., Professor of Music, 1964-1999. A.B., Toccoa Falls Institute; B.S., Nyack Missionary College; M.M., Boston Conservatory of Music; Ed.D., New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

Russell Camp, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, 1970-2007. B.S., Baldwin-Wallace College; M.A., Miami University, Ohio; Ph.D., University of Wisconsin.

G. Lloyd Carr, Ph.D., Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, 1969-1993. B.Th., Central Baptist Seminary; B.A., Gordon College; B.D., Gordon Divinity School; Th.M., Union Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Boston University.

Ann D. Ferguson, Ph.D., Professor of English, 1955-2010. B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., Ph.D., Boston University.

Muriel Radtke Franz, Ed.D., Professor of Education, 1985-2001. (Barrington College, 1967-1985.) B.S., Minot State College; M.S., University of Wisconsin; Ed.D., Boston University.

Michael W. Givens, Ph.D., Professor of Kinesiology, 1979-2007. B.A., LeTourneau College; M.Ed., Stephen F. Austin State University; Ph.D., University of Illinois.

John W. Haas Jr., Ph.D., Professor of Chemistry, 1961-1995. B.S., The King’s College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Delaware.

William A. Harper, Ph.D., Professor of Political Studies, 1968-2006. B.A., Gordon College; M.A., Ph.D., Tufts University.

Harold Heie, Ph.D., Director, Center for Christian Studies, 1994-2003; Professor of Mathematics, 1975-1980. B.M.E., Polytechnic Institute of New York; M.S.M.E., University of Southern California; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton University.

Robert H. Joss, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, 1974-2012. B.S., Wheaton College; M.A., Ph.D., University at Buffalo, State University of New York.

Arno W. F. Kolz, Ph.D., Professor of History, 1959-1999. B.A., Gordon College; M.A., Boston University; M.A., Harvard University; Ph.D., Boston University.

Jerrold L. McNatt, Ph.D., Professor of Physics; Chair, Department of Physics, 1971-2006. B.S., Wheaton College; M.S., Ph.D., University of Illinois.

R. Rice Nutting, D.M.A., Professor of Music, 1952-1991. B.M., Wheaton College Conservatory of Music; M.M., Eastman School of Music; D.M.A., Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; A.A.G.O.

Tony R. Pitkin, Ed.D., Professor of Education, 1971-1997. B.A., Westmar College; M.A., Ed.D., University of South Dakota.

Malcolm A. Reid, Ph.D., Professor of Philosophy, 1968-2007. B.A., Central Bible College; M.Div., Gordon Divinity School; Ph.D., University of Edinburgh.

T. Grady Spires, S.T.M., Professor of Philosophy, 1956-1998. A.B., Davidson College; B.D., Westminster Theological Seminary; S.T.M., Harvard University.

Ronald O. Waite, M.B.A., Professor of Business, 1987-2005. B.S., Houghton College; M.S., Stevens Institute of Technology; M.B.A., Pace University.

Bruce G. Webb, Ph.D., Professor of Economics and Business, 1977-2011. B.A., M.A., Northeastern University; Ph.D., Clark University.

M. Jane Wells, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Education, 1987-2001. B.A., DePauw University; M.A., Washington University; Ph.D., Boston University.

Florence M. J. Winsor, Ed.M., Assistant Dean of the Faculty and Registrar, 1956-1989. B.S., Gordon College; Ed.M., Boston University.

Theodore N. Wood, M.B.A., Professor of Economics and Business, 1981-2011. B.A., Taylor University; M.B.A., Clark University.

Richard T. Wright, Ph.D., Professor of Biology, 1965-1998. A.B., Rutgers; A.M., Ph.D., Harvard University.