Archives for November, 2013

Preparing for the Future: Innovative STEM Training for Area Teachers

Most new jobs created in the next decade will require skills in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). Yet many elementary schools aren’t fully equipped to train young people in STEM subjects and as a result, the U.S. is losing its competitive edge in math and science. “We want to change that,” said Priscilla Nelson, associate professor/chair of education and lead Read full article »

New Frontiers: Faculty Expand Their Influence

Gordon has long recognized the impact and influence of its professors beyond the classroom and into the broader academic landscape. Recently, four professors took on new opportunities. While on sabbatical this semester, Tim Sherratt, professor of political science, was named as a Fellow at the Center for Public Justice in Washington, D.C. His role there will be to continue writing and Read full article »

Writing the Personal and the Profound

For most professors, writing and publishing in their disciplines is a regular extension of their scholarship. But when writing becomes personal—and passionate—it has a different impact on both the audience and the scholar. Recently, three Gordon professors saw such pieces published. In the current issue of Commonweal Magazine, Agnes Howard, associate professor of English and history, explores the difficult but crucial Read full article »