Gordon in the News: last updated 08/28/2014

The Globe Highlights Professor Dorothy Boorse

Professor Dorothy Boorse in wetlands with students

By Mary Hierholzer, ‘16

The environmental work of Gordon College biology professor Dorothy Boorse recently was spotlighted in The Boston Globe, in a feature highlighting her pursuit to bridge the gap between science and faith.

Thanks to professors like Boorse, at Gordon science and faith are not strangers, and approaching vocation within the framework of Christianity is not an obscure concept. In Jennifer Weeks’s Globe article, the author explores Boorse’s evangelical perspective on public policy and social causes and how her faith illuminates them.

Boorse holds a doctorate in oceanography and limnology. She has been a member of the Gordon College faculty since 1999. She is the co-author of Environmental Science, a Pearson textbook (alongside co-author Gordon Professor Emeritus Richard Wright). She maintains a blog, Wonder of Everyday Nature, and students frequently partner with Boorse in scientific studies on and off campus.

Read Globe feature online >>