May 20, 2024  
Graduate Academic Catalog 2016-2017 
Graduate Academic Catalog 2016-2017 [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

Paul V. Edwards, Chief Development Officer and Senior Vice President for Advancement, 2015, B.A., Stanford University; M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Adjunct Faculty - Graduate Education

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

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

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

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

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

Blair Cochran, M.Ed., Lecturer. B.S., M.Ed., Gordon College.

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

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

Mary Goodell, M.Ed., Lecturer. B.S., M.Ed., Lesley University.

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

Raphael Heaggans, Ed.D., Lecturer. 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., Lecturer. B.A. Colby College; M.S.Ed., Simmons College; Doctoral Candidate (ABD), University of New Hampshire.

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

Mariann Illingworth, M.Ed., Lecturer. B.A., M.Ed., Salem State College.

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

Kimberly Leonard, Ed.S., Lecturer. B.A., M.Ed., Ed.S., Gordon College.

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

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

James Meyer, D.A., Lecturer. 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., Lecturer. B.S., M.Ed., Salem State College; M.Ed., Gordon College.

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

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

Rebecca Pitkin, Ph.D., Lecturer. B.S., Gordon College; 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., Lecturer. 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., Lecturer. B.A., Gordon College; M.Ed., University of Maine; M.Ed., Salem State University; Ed.D., Nova Southeastern University.

Elizabeth Scottron, M.A.T., Lecturer. B.S., M.A.T., Gordon College.

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

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

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

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

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

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., Lecturer. B.A., M.A., Houghton College; M.A., Middlebury College.

Geraldine White, M.Ed, Lecturer. B.S. M.Ed., Gordon College.

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

Kim Winsor, Ed.D, Lecturer. 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 Phone: 978.867.4814
Office: Jenks 107 Email:

Program Administrator

  Julie Lenocker Phone: 978.867.4358
Office: Jenks 109

Program Coordinator

  Melanie Melanson 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 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 Phone: 978.867.4242
Office: Jenks 216 Email:

Director of Student Financial Services

  Daniel O’Connell Phone: 978.867.4246
Office: McDonald Hall Email: