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The Gordon community welcomed Dr. Janel Curry as the College’s new provost August 1, 2012. A scholar in geography and environmental studies, Dr. Curry came to Gordon from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where she served on the faculty as both an educator and an administrator for sixteen years. A two-time Fulbright Scholar, she recently worked for the Fulbright Program at the City University of Hong Kong.

As the chief academic officer at Gordon College, Dr. Curry leads an intellectual community of scholars and teachers in 20 academic departments, reporting to the President and serving as a member of the President's Cabinet. She oversees numerous academic programs, provides guidance to curriculum needs and pedagogy, and helps connect faculty with specific grant opportunities and scholarship contributions. She also writes weekly email updates called “Margins” for the faculty, where she discusses trends in higher education, unique pedagogy practices, and specific accomplishments by Gordon professors. When Dr. Curry is not attending meetings, campus lectures, athletic events, concerts, plays or exhibits, she can be founding exploring and hiking the trails and woods of the North Shore.

Dr. Curry’s essay, “The Education of a Provost,” published December 18, 2012, in the Chronicle of Higher Education, explores the personal and professional experiences that uniquely prepared her for her current role as Gordon’s first woman provost. 

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New Faculty Grants:

  • Dan Johnson; U.S. Institution for Peace; Support for a Conference on Peacebuilding
  • Craig Story, Justin Topp; BioLogos Foundation; Moving Pastors Toward Scientific Literacy Project
  • Dan Russ; Hamilton-Wenham Cultural Council; Celebration of the Arts Film Screening
  • Karl Crisman; Mathematics Association for America (MAA); Mentoring Math Circle with Girls, Inc. of Lynn
  • Janel Curry; Imago Dei Fund; Gender Parity in Evangelical Organizations, Research
  • Ian DeWeese-Boyd; Notre Dame Center for Philosophy of Religion; Analytic Theology Cluster Group
  • Greg Carmer; Council for Independent Colleges; NetVUE Regional Conference Grant