Director of the Graduate Program in Education, Associate Professor of Education, Faculty Representative
Janet S. Arndt graduated from Gordon College in ‘68, Boston University with Ed.M. in’70 and Ed.D. from UMASS Amherst in 2003. Since 2008 she has served as the Director of Graduate Programs in Education. Her full-time teaching career at Gordon began in 2001 with the Education Department and as the Licensure Officer for the college with the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Dr. Arndt developed and implemented the Master of Arts in Leadership degree program with the first cohort beginning July 2016. Prior to her college teaching, Dr. Arndt was a public school teacher, Early Childhood Specialist, guidance counselor, principal, and a NH State Representative for 10 years. Her areas of research are family/school partnerships, transitions, special education, mentoring, and the use of Universal Design for Learning in teacher preparation.
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Dr. Sandra Doneski serves as the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Undergraduate Studies at Gordon College. A partner with the Provost’s Office, Dr. Doneski functions as a liaison between Gordon College faculty and administration. She envisions academic goals and works to develop strategic plans in pursuit of those goals. She has taught in the Department of Music since 1999, and she teaches courses in music education methods, learning theory, assessment, and curriculum development. Additionally, she supervises student teachers and conducts the Gordon College Children’s Choir. She is a graduate of Gordon College and received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Music Education from The Hartt School, University of Hartford.
Britt Carlson Eaton
Interim Vice President for Advancement
Britt Carlson Eaton has deep roots at Gordon College as a third-generation alum. She earned a B.A. degree in Political Studies while also playing soccer for the Fighting Scots. Britt began her career immediately upon graduation, joining the Gordon College Admissions team recruiting new students from Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. After working in a number of roles of increasing responsibility in Admissions, Britt accepted the role of associate vice president for college relations and annual giving in 2014 and in 2021 began serving as interim vice president for advancement. Most recently, Britt provided leadership for Faith Rising: The Campaign for Gordon College, which raised $187 million, exceeding its goal of $130 million and concluding a year early.
Vice President for Administration
Chris Jones graduated from Gordon College in 1999 with a B.S. in Computer Science. As a student, he worked for the Computer Center and started full-time with the Gordon IT Department right after graduation. Chris worked in campus technology for over 20 years, serving in a variety of roles from PC hardware specialist to most recently associate vice president for Human Resources. A sworn special state police officer, Chris has provided leadership for the Gordon Police Department and many other campus departments, including Physical Plant, Purchasing and the Mailroom. He currently serves as the associate vice president for human resources and also functions as the emergency management coordinator for Gordon. In addition to his roles at the College, Chris has been a member of the Wenham Fire Department since 2002 as a call lieutenant / EMT and has also worked part-time as a reserve police officer for Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA, since 2018. When asked about his unique array of job experiences, Chris often remarks that he is not sure what he wants to do when he grows up. Chris and his wife, Emily, and their two children are very active in the music ministry of their local church.
Vice President for Finance and CFO
Stephen Lacorazza is the Vice President for Finance and CFO at Gordon College. He holds an M.S. in Taxation from Suffolk University, and a B.S. in Business and Economics from North Park University. He has previously worked in the greater Boston area as a Tax Accountant and Supervisor, and most recently returned to Gordon from serving as the Director of Administration and Finance at Northeastern University's Khoury College for Computer Sciences.
Vice President for Academic Initiatives and Dean of Graduate, Professional, and Extended Studies
Jewerl Maxwell is the Vice President for Academic Initiatives and Dean of Graduate, Professional, and Extended Studies at Gordon College. He holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from Miami University, and a B.A. (summa cum laude) in history, political science, and public affairs from Muskingum University. His research interests include presidential unilateral powers, constitutional law, and affirmative action policy. He recently co-authored Tough Times for the President, co-edited Rendering to God and Caesar: Critical Readings for American Government and published an article entitled "Has Barack Obama Embraced the Unitary Executive?" in the journal PS: Political Science & Politics.
Associate Vice President for Student and Global Engagement
Dr. Nicholas Rowe is a member of the history faculty and the Associate Vice President for Student Engagement. Dr. Rowe works with his colleagues to create a campus climate of opportunity, leadership development and formational student learning experiences for a student body that is increasingly diverse and global. Most recently, Dr. Rowe has overseen the publication of Gordon College’s Shalom Statement, an engaging summary of an institutional commitment to Gordon’s community values. Dr. Rowe oversees the administration of the Multicultural Initiatives Office, the International Student Organization, First Generation Students, Experiential Learning opportunities, Campus Activities, and the annual SEALED student leadership conference. He also serves as a secondary advisor to student government, and he teaches as an associate professor in History and the Peace Studies minor. He is married to writer Sheila Wise Rowe; they have two adult children.
Richard D. Sweeney Jr.
Vice President for Marketing and External Relations
Rick Sweeney, who served as the first director of communications at Gordon College, returned to the College in November 2010 as the new vice president for marketing and strategic communications. His primary role includes overseeing college-wide integrated brand marketing strategies for Gordon’s nationally recognized student programs, academic disciplines and institutional distinctions.
Executive Vice President for Campus Life
As executive vice president for campus life, Dan leads many elements of the co-curricular dimension of student life, including the chapel office, student counseling, the health center, residence life, outdoor education, the MIO office, the Career and Connection Institute, the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, parent relations, and alumni relations. Dan also pursues the spiritual, social, and vocational development of Gordon students by working with the academic division to integrate curricular and co-curricular programs and initiatives throughout the undergraduate experience at Gordon. Another key area of responsibility for Dan is the spiritual, professional, and career development of Gordon staff. In the midst of his other responsibilities, Tymann remains committed to building significant relationships with Gordon students and their families.