Dec 08, 2022  
School of Undergraduate Studies 2021-2022 
School of Undergraduate Studies 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Board of Trustees

* Denotes Executive Committee member

Class of 2020

Bill Brown  
Mars Hill, NC
Senior Fellow of Worldview and Culture, Colson Center for Christian Worldview

Charley George
Dresher, PA
Finance Executive

Nicole Martin 
Hanover, MD 
VP of Church Engagement and Trauma Healing, American Bible Society

Jessie Saintcyr
Boston, Massachusetts
HR Consultant and Thought Leader

*John K. Sargent, Jr.
Boston, Massachusetts
President and Managing Director, Middleton & Company, Inc.

Madelyn M. Shields
Manchester, Massachusetts
Community and Church Leader

Class of 2021

Tim Breene
Weston, Massachusetts
Corporate leader (Ret.)

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

Reid Maclellan
Lookout Mountain, TN
Founder and CEO, Cortiana Health Inc. 

*Samuel A. Schreiner III
Derry, New Hampshire
Executive Director and Board Member, Friends of Forman Christian College

Santiago D. Sedaca
McLean, Virginia
Vice President, The Palladium Group

*Carrie D. Tibbles
Lexington, Massachusetts
Director of Graduate Medical Education and Vice Chair of Clinical Innovations, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center


Class of 2022

Talal Debs
West Harrison, New York
Managing Director, RSR Partners

*Lisa B. Forkner
Hingham, Massachusetts
Member, Board of Directors, Christian Camps and Conferences Inc.

Douglas H. Gilbert
Potomac, Maryland
Partner, DFW Capital Partners

Stuart Knechtle
Hillsborough, North Carolina

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

Mark Norman
Needham, Massachusetts
Managing Partner, Fraser McCombs Capital

Class of 2023

Barry Rowan
Chicago, Illinois
EVP, CFO, Gogo, Inc.

*Dorothy Chappell
West Chicago, Illinois
Dean of Natural and Social Sciences, Wheaton College

Foster Chase, Jr.
Colbert, Washington
Principal, FB Investments

Gordon Hall
Sugar Land, Texas
Chairman, Archrock, Inc. 

Barry Rowan
Chicago, Illinois
EVP, CFO, Gogo, Inc.

*Herman J. Smith, Jr. Chair
Medford, Massachusetts
Associate Justice, Middlesex Superior Court, Boston (Ret.)

David Wright
Hyde Park, Massachusetts
Executive Director, Black Ministerial Alliance of Greater Boston, Inc.

Suannah Young
Oxford, England and Washington, D.C.
Board of Directors, Oxford Analytica Ltd.

Class of 2024

Dante Rutstrom
Blountville, TN.
Former Chemical Industry Executive, Eastman Chemical

Karon Williamson
Topsfield, Massachusetts.
Writer and Public Speaker

Trustees Emeriti


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

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


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

Peter Bennett
Hingham, Massachusetts
Founder, Boston Private Financial Holdings, Investor

Peter Blackwell
West Kingston, Rhode Island
Principal (Ret.)

Seppo Rapo
Marstons Mills, Massachusetts

John Zvara
Lexington, Massachusetts
President, Park Street Kids, Inc.


Harold L. Myra
Carol Stream, Illinois
CEO of Christianity Today (Ret.)

President’s Cabinet

Michael D. Hammond, Ph.D.
President, 2021
B.A., Taylor University; M.A., Wheaton College; Ph.D., University of Arkansas

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

Britt Carlson Easton, B.A.
Associate Vice President for Advancement
B.A. Gordon College 

Sandra M. Doneski, Ph.D.
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Undergraduate Studies; Professor of Music; Director, Graduate Program in Music Education, 1999
B.M., Gordon College; M.M.Ed., Ph.D., Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford.

William Hagen, B.A. 
Associate Vice President and Chief of Staff
B.A. Gordon College 

Larry Hoezee, Ph.D.
Vice President for Enrollment
B.A., Calvin University; M.A., Ohio State University; Ph.D., Indiana University

Chris Jones, B.S. 
Vice President for Administration
B.S., Gordon College

Stephen Lacorazza,  M.S.
Vice President for Finance and CFO
B.S., North Park University, M.S., Suffolk University 

Jewerl T. Maxwell, Ph.D.
Vice President for Academic Initiatives and Dean of Graduate, Professional, and Extended Studies; Associate Professor of Political Science, 2014
B.A., Muskingum College; M.A., Ph.D., Miami University.

Nicholas Rowe, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Student and Global Engagement
B.S..M.E. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D., Boston College

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, 2005
B.S.E.E., Tufts University.


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

Sung Ho Ahn, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Global Christianity and Theology, 2019. B.S., M.S., Sung Kyun Kwan University; M.A., M.Div., Fuller Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Edinburgh.

Stephen G. Alter, Ph.D., Professor 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., Professor of Education; Dean, School of 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., Professor of Education, 2013. B.S., Florida State University; Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University.

William D. Barker, Ph.D., Director, Center for Faith and Inquiry, 2016. B.A., Gordon College; M.Div., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; Ph.D., University of Cambridge.

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.

Susan C. Bobb, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychology, 2015. B.S., Sweet Briar College; M.A., University of Virginia; M.S., Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.

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

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

Mark W. Cannister, Ed.D., Professor of Christian Ministries; Chair, Department of Biblical Studies and Christian Ministries, 1992. B.S., California University of Pennsylvania; M.A., West Virginia University; Ed.D., University of Pittsburgh.

Sean Clark, Ph.D., Professor of Kinesiology; Director of Health Professions, 2000. B.S., Gordon College; M.S., University of Massachusetts Amherst; Ph.D., Oregon State University.

Sybil W. Coleman, M.S.W., Professor of Social Work, 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, Sociology, and Social Work, 1978. B.A., Georgia College; M.A., Ph.D., University of North Carolina.

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

Evangeline Cornwell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Biology, 2014. B.A., San Jose State University; B.L.S., Mary Washington College; M.A., State University of New York at New Paltz; Ph.D., Boston University.

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

Daniel Darko, Ph.D., Professor of New Testament, 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., Professor of Philosophy and Education, 2002. B.A., University of South Carolina; M.A., Covenant Theological Seminary; Ph.D., St. Louis University.

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., Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Undergraduate Studies; Professor of Music; Director, Graduate Program in Music Education, 1999. B.M., Gordon College; M.M.Ed., Ph.D., Hartt School of Music, University of Hartford.

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

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.

Christine J. Gardner, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communication Arts; Chair, Department of Communication Arts, Theatre Arts, and Art, 2017. B.A., Seattle Pacific University; M.A., University of Washington; Ph.D., Northwestern University.

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

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

Valerie J. Gin, Ed.D., Professor of Kinesiology, 1997. B.S., Greenville College; M.S., Eastern Illinois University; Ed.D., Boston University.

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

Kerilyn Harkaway-Krieger, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of English, 2015. B.A., Hope College; M.A., The Ohio State University; Ph.D., Indiana University.

Jennifer Hevelone-Harper, Ph.D., Professor of History; Chair, Department of Political Science, Philosophy, and History, 1998. B.A., Gordon College; M.A., University of Chicago; M.A., Ph.D., Princeton 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.

Amy Brown Hughes, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Theology, 2015. B.A., Oral Roberts University; M.A., Ph.D., Wheaton College.

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

Michael Jacobs, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science, 2013. B.A., Presbyterian College; M.A., University of Georgia; Ph.D., University of Nevada, Reno.

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., Professor of Biology; Chair, Department of Biology, Chemistry, and Kinesiology, 2007. B.S., Alma College; M.A., The College of William and Mary; Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University.

Sharon Ketcham, Ph.D., Professor of Theology and Christian Ministries, 2004. B.A., Gordon College; M.Th., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Boston College.

Benjamin Klemme, D.M.A., Associate Teaching Professor of Music, 2019. B.M., University of Northern Iowa; M.M., Cleveland Institute of Music; D.M.A., University of Minnesota.

Joanna Kline, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Old Testament, 2020. B.A., Gordon College; M.Div., Harvard Divinity School; Ph.D., Harvard University.

Sarita Kwok, D.M.A., Professor of Music; Artist in Residence; Chair, Department of Music, 2014. B.A., University of Sydney; M.M., Michigan State University; M.M., D.M.A., Yale University.

Andrew Logemann, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English, 2008. B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., Ph.D., Indiana University.

Samuel D. Mason, M.S., Instructor of Chemistry and Biology, 2020. B.A., Gordon College; M.S., The College of William and Mary.

Jewerl T. Maxwell, Ph.D., Vice President for Academic Initiatives and Dean of Graduate, Professional, and Extended Studies; Associate Professor of Political Science, 2014. B.A., Muskingum College; M.A., Ph.D., Miami University.

Ruth Melkonian-Hoover, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, 2005. B.A., Biola University; M.A., Ph.D., Emory 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., Professor of Education; Chair, Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, and Secondary Education, 2001. B.S., Gordon College; M.Ed., Boston University; Ed.D., University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Daniel Norton, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology, 2019. B.A., Gordon College; M.A., Ph.D., Boston University.

Luke Redington, Ph.D., Assistant Teaching Professor of English; Director of the Tupper Writing Center, 2020. B.A., M.A., Kansas State University; Ph.D., Purdue University.

Myron Schirer-Suter, Ed.D., Director of 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; Chair, Department of Mathematics, Computer Science, and Physics, 1993. B.S., Gordon College; M.A.M., Ph.D., University of Virginia.

Kristen E. Siaw, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Physics and Chemistry, 2018. B.S., Biola University; Ph.D., University of California Santa Barbara. 

Greg Smith, M.B.A., Associate Professor in the Practice of Business and Marketing, 2021. B.S., California State University Long Beach; M.S., Northeastern University; M.B.A., Endicott College.

Jeffrey Stevenson, Ph.D., Associate Teaching Professor of Spanish; Senior Adviser to the Graduate Leadership program, 2020. B.A., Central Washington University; M.Div., Reformed Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., University of Washington. 

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

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

Chad Stutz, Ph.D., Associate Professor of English; Chair, Department of English, Languages, and Linguistics, 2011. B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., University of Nevada Las Vegas; Ph.D., Boston College.

Oleksiy Svitelskiy, Ph.D., Professor of Physics, 2014. B.S., Kyiv State Taras Shevchenko University; Ph.D., Lehigh University.

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

Russ Tuck, Ph.D., Professor of Computer Science, 2015. B.S., M.S., Ph.D., Duke University.

Chris Underation, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Communication Arts, 2020. B.A., Mount Union College; M.A., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; M.A., Kent State University; Ph.D., Regent University. 

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

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

Rachel Jong-in Chang Yoo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Communication Arts, 2018. B.A., Ewha Womans University; M.A., Seoul National University; Ph.D., The University of Iowa.

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

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.

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.

Paul C. Borgman, Ph.D., Professor of English, 1981-2015. B.A., Wheaton College; M.A., Southern Illinois University; Ph.D., University of Chicago.

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.

Roger J. Green, Ph.D., Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, 1985-2016. (Barrington College, 1970-78; 1981-85.) B.A., Temple University; M.Div., Asbury Theological Seminary; M.Th., Princeton Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Boston College.

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.

Margaret A. Hothem, Ed.D., Professor of Leisure Studies, 1979-2013. B.S., Malone College; M.A., Morehead State University; Ed.D., Boston 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.

Irvin J. Levy, M.S., Professor of Chemistry, 1985-2020. B.S., University of Bridgeport; M.A., Wesleyan University; M.S., 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.

Dale J. Pleticha, Ph.D., Professor of Physics, 1984-2017. B.S., Saint Procopius College; M.Div., Biblical Theological Seminary; M.S., Ph.D., Cornell University.

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.

Donna J. Robinson, Ed.D., Associate Professor of Education, 1999-2013. B.A., Gordon College; M.A., C.A.G.S., Salem State College; Ed.D., University of Massachusetts Lowell.

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.

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

Marvin R. Wilson, Ph.D., Professor of Biblical Studies, 1971-2018 (Barrington College, 1963-1971). B.A., Wheaton College; M.Div., Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., Brandeis 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.