Gordon in the News: last updated 10/24/2008

Gordon Welcomes New Faculty in English, Economics and Business

September 5, 2008

Calen Rubin
Office of College Communications

WENHAM, MA-- From labor economics and human resource management to James Joyce and British modernism, Gordon College's new faculty in English and Economics and Business bring a range of expertise and experience to the 2008-2009 academic year. The three new faculty members include Roger Johnson, Kent Seibert, and Andrew Logemann.

Johnson has 31 years of experience with college and university teaching and for the past 24 years has taught at Messiah College. Stephen Smith, chair of the Economics and Business Department, personally invited Johnson to Gordon as a visiting professor for the 2008-2009 academic year. In his time at Gordon, Johnson will utilize his expertise in the areas of political economy, labor economics, and microeconomics to enhance current course offerings.

Seibert taught the first human resource management course at Gordon over thirteen years ago. In the time between that course and his appointment as a faculty member at Gordon, he taught courses on management, psychology, marketing, and business and economics at Wheaton College. He specializes in the human areas of business and looks forward to teaching two new courses at Gordon on leadership and organizational behavior. "This is a terrific step forward for the department," says Smith. "Kent Seibert's arrival will deepen and enrich the management curriculum."

Logemann joins the English department and says his biggest draw to Gordon was the "deeper level of connection between the faculty and students." Educated at Wheaton College and Indiana University, his areas of interest and research include twentieth century British and Irish literature, and British modernism. In November he will be presenting a paper on the correlations between the work of Marcel Duchamp and James Joyce.

Dr. Andrea Frankwitz, chair of the English Department, says Logemann will enhance the current course offerings in literary criticism and British and Irish Literature and "With his dissertation focus on the aesthetics of science in Modern British literature, we anticipate some exciting new interdisciplinary discussions in the future."

For information, or to request an interview, please contact the Office of College Communications at 978.867.4236.


Gordon College is a Christian college of the liberal arts and sciences on Boston's North Shore. The college offers majors in 37 fields and has graduate programs in education and music education. Leading the way in Christian college merit, Gordon is nationally ranked for its excellence in academics and its role in character building. These achievements recognize Gordon as one of the nation's top Christian colleges.