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 »
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Body sculpting pedagogy can be effective in illustrating family dynamics. At least, that's one area that Professor of Social Work Sybil Coleman has been exploring in her scholarship this fall while on sabbatical. Coleman even presented on the topic at the 63rd Annual Convention of the North American Association of Christians in Social Work held in Atlanta Oct. 17-20, 2013. Read full article »
With so many recent headlines pointing to global, corporate or personal conflicts, it seems particularly appropriate to be thinking more about peace and how to promote it. In preparation for the International Day of Peace on Sept. 21, 20013, representatives from Gordon's faculty and staff have planned a week of conversations, vigils and discussions. Special guests will be on campus to Read full article »
Dr. Judith Oleson Throughout Canada's history, generations of Aboriginal children in Quebec were taken from their families and communities and sent to Indian Residential Schools funded by the federal government and run by churches. They were denied use of their language, cultural identity and traditions, and the devastating impact of that tragic policy is still seen throughout the culture today. Read full article »
As the fall 2012 semester came to a close, there was much to celebrate with our faculty's many recent contributions in their respective fields. Here's a very brief overview: Provost Curry The Chronicle of Higher Education published an essay by Provost Janel Curry this week in its careers section. The essay entitled, "The Education of a Provost" chronicles Dr. Curry's path to Read full article »
Faculty contributions beyond the classroom have been many during the past few weeks. Here's a sampling: On election day, Paul Brink, associate professor of political science, was a featured guest on the "John Hall and Kathy Eamons Show" at 5 o'clock p.m. for the Salem Network Radio affiliate in Pittsburgh, PA, to discuss a Christian approach to voting. Jonathan Gerber, assistant professor of psychology, Read full article »
Social Work professor and author Jim Trent While researching for another book, James W. Trent Jr., professor of social work and sociology, came across the story of a little-known Boston doctor, abolitionist and advocate for the disabled who lived from 1801–1876. His name was Samuel G. Howe. Trent found in Howe “an unexpectedly progressive voice” because of his perspectives on integrating Read full article »
Editor's note: This is part of a series of stories exploring what Gordon professors are up to in between semesters. Conflict doesn't have to mean bad news. In fact, according to Judith Oleson, assistant professor in sociology and social work, it can be transformative. As part of the curriculum development track of the International Social Work (ISW) conference June 14-16 in Minneapolis, MN, Oleson will present a workshop entitled, "Conflict Read full article »
On Saturday, May 19, Gordon held its 120th commencement ceremony to send out the class of 2012. It was also Mark Sargent's last service as Gordon's provost and consequently, his last time to present distinguished awards to a senior and a junior faculty member. Here is the text of his introduction to this year's two recipients, Ivy George, professor of sociology Read full article »
Professor of social work James W. Trent's forthcoming book, The Manliest Man: Samuel G. Howe and the Contours of Nineteenth-Century American Reform, was recently selected as the lead book in the University of Massachusetts's Spring/Summer 2012 catalog. The book, which focuses on the social reform efforts of Samuel G. Howe (1801-1876) in antebellum America, is scheduled for publication in July Read full article »
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David Wick, professor of history, is on a team coordinating the Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World in Athens, Greece, Jan. 3-6.
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Stephen Smith, professor of economics, attends the Allied Social Science Associations annual meetings in Philadelphia, PA, Jan. 3-5.
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James Trent, professor of sociology and social work, will be chairing a session at the American Historical Association, Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., entitled: “Rehabilitating the Fin de Siècle: Masculinity and Disability in Comparative Perspective,” Jan. 3.
Roger Green, professor of biblical studies, Steve Hunt, professor of biblical studies, Daniel Darko, associate professor of biblical studies, and Ute Possekel, adjunct professor of history, attend the American Academy of Religion conference in Baltimore, MD. Darko will preside over a session on Identity Formation in the Pauline Letters; Possekel presents her paper "The Gospel of Mark in Syriac Christianity"; Hunt will release his new book on the Gospel of John. Nov. 23-26.
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Chad Stutz, assistant professor of English, will present his paper "More modern than modernists’: Progressive Antimodernism in the Apocalyptic Fiction of Robert Hugh Benson" at the Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States in Portland, OR, Nov. 14-16.
Mark Cannister, professor of Christian ministries, and Bob Whittet, associate professor of Christian Ministries and director of church relations, will attend the Association of Youth Ministry Educators conference in Chicago, IL, Oct. 18-21.
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Kent Seibert and Andy Moore, professor and associate professor of economics and business, attend the annual meeting of the Christian Business Faculty Association in Bourbonnais, IL, Oct. 17-19.
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Bruce Herman, professor of art and Lothlorien Distinguished Chair in Fine Arts, will be speaking at the International Arts Movement conference in New York City, "Inhabit Art in Space and Time, Oct. 3-5.
Stephen Smith, professor of economics, visits the Millennium Challenge Corporation consultation on how his research can assist their evaluation of the impact of roads on economic development. Washington, D.C., Aug. 28-29.
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Jennifer Hevelone-Harper, professor of history, will give a lecture entitled, "What was the Role of Monastic Communities?" at the Free Lecture Series of the Green Scholars Initiative in Colorado Springs, CO, Aug. 20.
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David Wick, professor of history, attends the Athens Institute for Education and Research conference and presents his paper "Julius Caesar as Jekyll and Hyde: An Exploratory Look at the Moments after the Rubicon." Athens, Jul. 29-Aug. 1.
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Norman Jones, professor of theatre arts, will lead a trip of Gordon students to Great Britain August 2-17 to attend the largest theatre festival in the world.
David Lee, department chair of 3-2 engineering department and professor of physics, will serve as President and CTO of Glassimetal Technology Inc., a startup focused on commercializing novel amorphous metal alloys and processing techniques. Lee is working at Glassimetal in Pasadena, CA, until July 2013.
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Mosies Park, assistant professor of Spanish, will present the paper, "La doctrina (Marilyn) Monroe y la mirada del soldado colombiano en Mambrú de R.H. Moreno-Durán" at the Colombianist Association Conference in Weston, MA, July 10-13.
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James Zingarelli, professor of visual arts, will teach at the Salzburg Summer Institute, July 8-August 12.
David Aiken, professor of philosophy, will lead workshops on Bernard Lonergan's important work Insight, at the annual Lonergan Workshop. He will present and lead discussion on topics of interest to participants. Boston College, June 17-21.
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Sybil Coleman, professor of social work, will attend the annual conference of the National Association of Social Workers, on "Building Resilience: Weaving Policy and Practice," in St. Paul, MN, June 6-7.
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Elaine Phillips, professor of biblical studies, will present her paper “'The Prayer of the Upright': Confession, Accusation, and Intercession in Wisdom Literature Prayers” at the Christian Scholars' Conference in Nashville, TN, June 6-8.
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James Zingarelli, professor of visual arts, will teach a carving and marble class in Vermont, June 17-21.
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Suzanne Phillips, professor of psychology, attends the Society for Community Research and Action biennial meeting. She is organizing a poster session on experiential learning, facilitating a meeting on a proposal that is before the American Psychological Association, to promote self-help and mutual support groups, and chairing a roundtable discussion on the use of geographic information systems in community psychology research. Miami, FL, June 26-29.
Stephen Smith, professor of economics and business, will lead Gordon's China Seminar, traveling with students to meet business leaders in Shanghai, Beijing, Chongqing, Shenzhen and Hong Kong, May 24-June 11.
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Mosies Park, assistant professor of Spanish, will present his paper, "Re Orienting Latin American Liberation Theology" at the LASA (Latin American Studies Association) Conference in Washington, D.C., May 29-June 1, 2013 .
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Roger Green, professor and chair of biblical studies and Christian ministries, will lead Gordon College's 17th Holy Land Pilgrimage to Israel May 26-June 7.
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Tal Howard, professor of history, will give a presentation at Harvard’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study workshop on "Comparative Secularization in Europe and North America: New Directions" in Cambridge, MA, May 3-5.
Irv Levy, professor of chemistry and computer science, travels to New Orleans with students and faculty to the American Chemical Society national meeting, serving as organizer of the program for chemical education that includes 1,600 presentations over a five day period, beginning April 8.
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Ruth Melkonian-Hoover, associate professor of political science, will present her paper "Drivers of White Evangelical Opinion on Comprehensive Immigration Reform" and chair a session entitled "Immigration, Ingroup, and Outgroup Attitudes" at the Midwest Political Science Association conference in Chicago, IL, April 11-14.
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Tal Howard, professor of history, presents a keynote lecture, entitled "Theological Roots of the Secular University", at the Religion and the Idea of the Research University conference in Cambridge, UK, April 3-5.
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