KAYE COOK, Ph.D.
Director and Professor of Psychology
Professor Kaye Cook holds a Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of North Carolina. She is the author of two books and multiple academic articles, and has administered several grants. Her interests are in cultural development, spiritual formation, and values across cultures. More about Professor Cook >>
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PETER BERGER, Ph.D.
Distinguished Visiting Scholar
Professor Berger is Professor Emeritus of Religion, Sociology and Theology and Director of the Institute on Culture, Religion, and World Affairs at Boston University. He has graciously accepted a one-year appointment as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Gordon College beginning on August 1, 2015.
Dorothy F. Boorse, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology
Professor Boorse holds a Ph.D. In Oceanography and Limnology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her scholarly interests are in wetland ecology and also in the nexus of ecology, environmental science and faith. She is author of a college level introductory environmental science textbook and other publications, including Loving the Least of These: Addressing a Changing Environment , a publication about climate change and poverty put out by the National Association of Evangelicals. She is on the board of AuSable Institute of Environmental Studies. She is also interested in increasing women and underrepresented minorities in the sciences.
Valerie J. Gin, Ed.D.
Professor and Department Chair of Recreation, Sport and Wellness
Professor Gin holds a Ed.D. In Human Movement from Boston University. Her scholarly interests are in social psychology of sport and she is the author of two books. She is a lecturer at the International Sport Leadership Schools in Stellenbosch South Africa, Cairo Egypt and Chennai India. She recently served as a Sport in Society research fellow at Northeastern University.
Daniel Johnson, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology, Chair of the Department of Sociology and Social Work, and Director of the Initiative for the Study and Practice of Peace
Professor Johnson holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Virginia. He has published on proposal-related topics ranging from secularization theory to the narrative structuring of the future in Evangelical discourse and has served as Principle Investigator for comprehensive program assessments for the Lilly Foundation. He has significant experience in academic program development and in the design and launch of international seminars in Guatemala and South Africa.
Sharon Galgay Ketcham, Ph.D.
Professor of Theology and Christian Ministries
Professor Ketcham holds a Ph.D. in Theology from Boston College. She has developed a method of theological reflection which she integrates into core theology courses at Gordon, where she serves as director and curriculum writer. Her research interests include practical theology, spiritual formation, ecclesiology and positive youth development. A junior professor, she nevertheless has an international presence as a contributing member of the International Association for the Study of Youth Ministry and serves as the president of the Association of Youth Ministry Educators. She has publications in the Journal of Youth Ministry and in the forthcoming revised Evangelical Dictionary of Theology. Adept at interpreting between the academy and lay ministers, she is presently writing a book entitled By Invitation Only, which proposes ecclesial values necessary for the integration of young people into the church.
Ruth Melkonian-Hoover, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair of Department of Political Science, and Director of the International Affairs major
Professor Melkonian-Hoover holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Emory University. Her scholarly interests include Latin America, immigration, women and politics, and religion and international affairs. She is currently conducting a public opinion analysis of evangelical perspectives on immigration in the U.S. and has previously published articles on Latin American evangelicals’ attitudes toward U.S. foreign policy in various journals. Prior to Gordon, she served as a Civitas Fellow at the Brookings Institution and as a Graduate Fellow at the Carter Center.
Timothy R. A. Sherratt, Ph.D.
Professor of Political Science
Professor Sherratt teaches American Politics, Constitutional Law and Public Policy at Gordon College in Massachusetts. He received his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Oxford University and Ph. D. from the University of Kentucky. He serves as a columnist for the Center for Public Justice’s Capital Commentary series on contemporary political matters. His book Power Made Perfect? Is there a Christian Politics for the Twenty-First Century? will be published in 2016 by Cascade Books/Wipf and Stock. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone (978) 867-4398
Stephen L.S. Smith, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics and Business
Professor Smith holds a Ph.D. from Stanford University. He is a specialist in international economics and economic development and also does research related to the relationship between values and economic systems. His books and articles span a range that extends from technical work in international trade and development to theological/moral evaluation of economic growth, development, and markets.
Craig M. Story, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology and Director of Pre-Health Professions
Professor Story holds a Ph.D. from Brandeis University and did his postdoctoral work under Dr. Hidde L. Ploegh at Harvard Medical School and MIT. He has studied antibodies and the immune system since his graduate work on the process of antibody delivery from mother to young. Currently he works on engineering new ways to study and harness the immune response through molecular cloning of antibody genes. Dr. Story, with a colleague, obtained a significant grant to help improve the scientific literacy of pastors. We have successfully offered two summer courses, including about 40 pastors in a one-week intensive study of science and its interaction with the Christian faith at Gordon College, and plan to offer one more in 2016.