Launch is proud to offer seminars taught by a wide variety of professors, faculty and staff, and alumni within the Gordon community. Students will have the opportunity to remain in touch with the presenter(s).
More information on speakers for the Spring 2017 seminar series coming soon. Examples of previous guest speakers are listed below.
DR. D. MICHAEL LINDSAY
From 2006 until 2011, Dr. Lindsay was a member of the faculty at Rice University, where he directed the Program for the Study of Leadership. He was also a Rice Scholar at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy. Dr. Lindsay was a dedicated teacher and mentor at Rice, where he led a large research team of undergraduates. In 2011, he received the Nicolas Salgo Distinguished Teaching Award, which is bestowed upon one faculty member by Rice’s junior and senior classes and is the University’s oldest teaching award. Dr. Lindsay’s research has been funded through fellowships awarded by the American Council of Learned Societies, the National Academy of Education and the National Science Foundation.
Originally from Jackson, Mississippi, President Lindsay holds graduate degrees in theology from Princeton Theological Seminary and Wycliffe Hall at Oxford. He earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University. President Lindsay and his wife, Rebecca, are both Phi Beta Kappa graduates of Baylor University. Rebecca is also a published author and educator and serves Gordon as the Ambassador for the College. The Lindsays live on campus with their three daughters: Elizabeth, Caroline and Emily.
Executive Vice President and Chief of Staff
As executive vice president, Dan Tymann provides leadership to the offices of Admissions, Student Financial Services, Career Services, and Institutional Research—all of which impact the success and strategic vitality of the College in fulfilling its mission. Tymann also directs Gordon's broad global education efforts and oversees the College's in-house legal counsel. In his role as chief of staff, he oversees the activities and functions of the President’s Office. In the midst of his other responsibilities, Tymann remains committed to taking time to build meaningful relationships with Gordon students and their families.
Tymann received his B.S. in electrical engineering from Tufts University in 1981. From 1981 to 2005, he directed manufacturing and engineering organizations for AT&T, Lucent Technologies and Cisco Systems. Beginning in 1990, he led worldwide manufacturing operations for systems and processes of Optical Networking products and subsystems. He chose to bring his talents and experience to serve Christ at Gordon.
Professor of Sculpture, Drawing, Art Theory
Jim Zingarelli has been teaching at Gordon since 1996. His primary work as an artist and teacher lies in the area of sculpture, notably stone carving, working in marble, granite and limestone. His current work deals with issues surrounding world hunger, and he has traveled to Honduras, South Africa and Morocco in an effort to create an art of public service within the global community. He exhibits his sculpture and paintings in several venues. His work is represented by the Pepper Gallery in Boston.
Associate Professor, Economics and Business, financial management, financial markets, marketing
Alice Tsang is a member of the economics department, teaching courses on financial management, financial markets, and marketing. She holds a B.A. from the University of Hong Kong, as well as an M.B.A. from New York University. Professor Tsang is a Chartered Financial Analyst, and is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society, the CFA Society of Dallas-Fort Worth, and the CFA Institute.