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Sybil Coleman

Professor of Social Work

Professor Coleman joined the Gordon faculty in 1989, bringing with her 24 years of direct practice social work experience. Her primary teaching interests focus on the foundations of social work and social welfare as well as social work theories and practice with individuals, families and groups. She received the Distinguished Junior Faculty Award in 1995.

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Margie Deweese-Boyd

Associate Professor of Social Work

Dr. DeWeese-Boyd came to Gordon in the spring of 1999 after receiving her doctorate in political science and her M.S.W. in social and economic development. Her primary research interests are in community-based development, sustainable development, and issues of social justice. Her publications include, "The Healthy City Versus the Luxurious City: Consumption and Sustainability in Plato's Republic," authored with Ian ... more ➔

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Ivy George

Professor of Sociology

Professor George is committed to the multi-disciplinary opportunities that sociology offers in her classroom. Her research and teaching since 1983 have focused on gender, religion, race, ethnicity, globalization, and social change. She leads Gordon students in their study abroad program in South Africa, and is currently working on a book on international adoption. She received the Distinguished Senior Faculty Award in 2012.

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Roger Hewitt

Adjunct in Sociology & Social Work

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Daniel Johnson

Professor of Sociology
Chair, Department of Sociology and Social Work

Professor Johnson joined the Gordon faculty in 1998. His primary research and teaching interests are in critical social theory and cultural sociology, although he also enjoys teaching statistics to the math-phobic. His current research projects focus on the construction of the idea of "calling" among ministry-oriented adolescents, on the nature of hope, and on narratives of civilizational decline. He received the Distinguished Junior ... more ➔

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Judith Oleson

Judith Oleson

Associate Professor of Sociology & Social Work

Judith Oleson is Associate Professor of Sociology and Social Work at Gordon College where she has developed and coordinates a minor in Peace and Conflict Studies. Her interests include cross-sector partnerships for social change initiatives, conflict transformation, sustainable reconciliation in organizations and communities, and international social work.

Oleson came to Gordon after thirty years as a community practitioner. Her work ... more ➔

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Diana Schor

Assistant Professor of Social Work and Sociology

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