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Janis Flint-Ferguson

Professor of Education and English
Chair, Middle-Secondary Education

Both a composition and English education specialist, Dr. Flint-Ferguson began teaching at Gordon in 1990. Her additional areas of interest and scholarship include adolescent literature, women's literature, literacy, and rhetorical theory. Dr. Flint-Ferguson is a widely sought-after educational consultant. She is also the editor of The Journal of the New England League of Middle Schools, a refereed publication focusing on strategies ... more ➔

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Greg Keller

Gregory Keller

Professor of Biology
Chair, Department of Biology

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Dr. Keller joined Gordon College in 2007 after teaching for five years at Eastern New Mexico University, where he was an Assistant Professor of Wildlife Ecology.

Essays written by Keller for a general audience include: "Denizens of the Autumn Air" and "A Sense of Shared (Avian) Presence." ... more ➔

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Priscilla Nelson

Associate Professor of Education
Chair, Elementary Education

Priscilla Nelson, Class of '74, returned to Gordon's Education Department after twenty years of combined experience as a public school classroom teacher, an elementary Christian school principal, and an adjunct professor at Gordon. Priscilla pursued advanced study at Boston University and the University of Massachusetts. This enables her to prepare teachers of reading using the most recent scientifically based research. She served as a ... more ➔

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Janet Arndt

Janet Arndt

Director of the Graduate Program in Education
Associate Professor of Education
Licensure Officer

Dr. Arndt teaches in the undergraduate and graduate programs. She assists teacher candidates and alumni in obtaining Massachusetts as well as other states' teacher licensure. Dr. Arndt served in the public sector as a teacher, counselor, early childhood specialist, principal and policy maker for ten years as a state representative. Her research interests include transitions, learning needs of students with disabilities, the impact of social ... more ➔

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Bryan Auday

Professor of Psychology

Dr. Auday joined the Gordon faculty in 1986. His primary research and teaching interests are in neuroscience and cognitive psychology. In 2001 he started a neuroscience minor that offers an interdisciplinary study in psychology, biology, and kinesiology. He received the Distinguished Junior Faculty Award in 1994 and the Distinguished Senior Faculty Award in 2003 and 2014.

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Debra Auday

Adjunct in Graduate Education

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Ellen Ballock

Ellen Ballock

Associate Professor of Education

Ellen Ballock taught elementary school in Florida and at the North Jakarta International School in the country of Indonesia and served as a teacher educator at Towson University in Maryland prior to joining the Gordon College faculty. Her research interests include professional learning communities, collaboration, teacher “noticing” and decision-making, and classroom assessment.

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Graeme Bird

Graeme Bird

Associate Professor of Linguistics
Associate Professor of Classics
Linguistics Program Director

Dr. Bird is a native of New Zealand and has been teaching full-time at Gordon since 2001. His interests include Greek and Latin language and literature, Indo-European linguistics, and early English literature. He is a participant in the Harvard-affiliated Homer Multi-text Project, with a chapter in a book due out in the fall dealing with a celebrated medieval manuscript of Homer's Iliad. He enjoys exploring the connections between ... more ➔

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Susan Bobb

Associate Professor of Psychology

Dr. Bobb joined the Gordon faculty in the fall of 2015, coming from Northwestern University where she had been a Research Associate working on the neural correlates of bilingual language processing and cognitive control. Dr. Bobb’s research program is broadly developmental, using both behavioral methods (e.g., eye-tracking; response times) and neuroscience methods (e.g., EEG) to investigate the process of learning a first or second language ... more ➔

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Nancy Capen

Adjunct in Graduate Education

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Blair Cochran

Blair Cochran

Adjunct in Graduate Education

Blair has taught at Gordon since 2001. He has taught Educational Technology at the undergraduate and graduate levels, as well as methods courses in Physics. Blair currently teaches Integrating Science in the Classroom for the graduate education program. He also teaches a vocational high school Physics course, and is a full-time Physics and Astronomy teacher at Melrose High School. Blair lives in Georgetown with his family.

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Julia D'Onofrio

Instructor in Education

Julia D'Onofrio enjoyed teaching in an early childhood classroom for a number of years in the city of Lynn before moving on to work as the Director of Student Services at North Shore Christian School. This position enabled Julia to work with students from Pre-K through Eighth Grade, specifically students with special needs. Julia also has experience as a Reading Specialist, and brings a passion for teaching reading and English Language Lea ... more ➔

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Barbara Dennie

Adjunct in Graduate Education

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Ian Drummond

Adjunct in Graduate Education

Ian has lived and worked on the North Shore since 2002, having originally moved here to attend seminary. He has taught undergraduate history and Latin at Gordon College since 2006, and in the graduate education program since 2012, teaching independent studies in ancient and modern history, as well as photography. Ian is also Associate Director of New Hope Tutorials, Inc., an education non-profit in Boxford that offers full-year coursework to middle- ... more ➔

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Melinda Eichhorn

Assistant Professor of Education

Mindy has spent more than six years in India as a special education consultant and inclusion specialist. Prior to working in India, Mindy was a special education teacher in the Hartford Public Schools. Her research interests include math learning disabilities, transition, early intervention in mathematics, teachers' perceptions of mathematics, and the use of professional development to improve math instruction.

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Marissa Elliott

Lecturer, The Great Conversation Adjunct Instructor of Secondary Education

Marissa Elliott '05 has been an Adjunct Professor at Gordon College since 2008, having graduated from the school in 2005. She has a Masters degree in English Literature from Salem State University and a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Goddard College. Marissa is currently co-authoring a book about addiction, recovery and faith with one of the leading professionals in the field. She spends her free time volunteering at her children's school ... more ➔

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Krista Erikson

Krista Erikson

Adjunct in Graduate Education

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Mary Beth Goodell

Adjunct in Graduate Education

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David Goss

Professor in the Practice of History

Teaching Fields:
Museum Studies, Public History, Early American Maritime and Intellectual 

Research Fields:
Museum Studies, New England Puritanism, American Revolution, New England Maritime 

Selected Publications:
The Salem Witch Trials: A Reference Guide. (Westport: Greenwood Press, 2008).

Salem: Cornerstones of a Historic City. (Commonwealth ... more ➔

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Michael Hildebrandt

Associate Dean for Teaching and Learning
Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence
Adjunct Faculty in Graduate Education

Michael moved to the North Shore in 2004 to teach at Landmark School and pursue a master’s degree in the area of moderate disabilities and literacy. He taught at Study Skills and Language Arts at Landmark until 2012 and continues to lead workshops and classes for students, parents, and teachers. Michael’s doctoral work allowed him to develop his research and practice in the areas of self-regulated learning and executive function deficits ... more ➔

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Mariann Illingworth

Adjunct in Education

Mariann Illingworth brings a wealth of teaching experience to the Gordon College Department of Education. Mariann currently teaches the English as a Second Language courses at Gordon and previously taught at North Shore Community College. She is a teacher of history, French, and ESL at Danvers High School. Her early teaching experience included teaching middle school (social studies, French, and Spanish) at North Shore Christian School in Lynn ... more ➔

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Wendy Jacobson

Adjunct in Graduate Education

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Larry Kamp

Adjunct in Education

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Richard Ladd

Lecturer

Richard Ladd joined the Gordon faculty after a long career at Ipswich High School and a brief retirement stint at North Shore Christian School. During his tenure, he encouraged students to learn to speak, read, write and understand Spanish and French; his classes are always different but at the same time very similar; his uncustomary lesson planning works. Richard is a past president of the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association and the American ... more ➔

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Karen Langlais

Karen Langlais

Adjunct in Education

Karen is a curriculum specialist with expertise in Common Core literacy and assessment. Leveraging her 38 years of teaching experience and district leadership skills, she leads workshops for teachers and administrators on Internet-based literacy strategies and present-day assessment tools. In addition to teaching at Gordon College, she is an Instructor at Salem State University’s Collaborative for Teachers. She is also actively involved ... more ➔

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Julie Lenocker

Julie Lenocker

Director of Operations and Administration of Graduate Programs
Adjunct in Graduate Education

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Kim Leonard

Kimberly Leonard

Adjunct in Graduate Education

Kimberly Leonard, Class of 1989 (Sociology), is licensed in Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Reading, and English as a Second Language. Kim has been in the field of education for over 20 years. She has experience within all four disciplines and currently serves as Elementary Education Coordinator for Georgetown Public Schools and consults as a reading specialist at Covenant Christian Academy. She has seven years of ... more ➔

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Paul Mason

Paul Mason

Adjunct Faculty in Graduate Education

Paul has taught for 30 years in public, private, urban, suburban and international schools as well as at the college level. He also spent four years in the country of Haiti training teachers.

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Nancy McLaughlin

Adjunct in Graduate Education

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Michael Molnar

Adjunct in Graduate Education

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Heidi Mongeau

Heidi Mongeau

Adjunct in Graduate Education

Heidi Mongeau's passion for teaching and learning has inspired her to teach at various levels in public education. She started her career as a middle school social studies teacher where she taught World History, American History and Civics. After 12 years at the middle school level, she took a new position as a high school teacher. During her four year tenure in this position, Heidi taught various courses including; American History, Youth ... more ➔

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Todd Morano

Associate Professor of Education

Todd served in the San Diego Unified School District as an elementary teacher, middle school science and US history classroom teacher, and as a school site administrator. He joined the faculty at Point Loma Nazarene University full-time in 1998 and held the positions of director of literacy development and single- and multiple-subjects coordinators. He earned his doctorate in applied socio-linguistics/TESOL from Alliant International University ... more ➔

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Kathleen Mort

Kathleen Mort

Adjunct in Graduate Education and Secondary Education

Kathy has been teaching at Gordon since 2008 and currently serves as the Director of Curriculum and Training with Standards of Excellence in Short-Term Mission and DELTA Ministries International. For over thirty years Kathy worked in public middle and high schools in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. She has served in various administrative positions including district-wide professional development coordinator, assistant principal ... more ➔

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Maria Perez

Adjunct in Graduate Education

Dr. Maria Perez's focus and concentration has been the study of principal leadership and school climate. She is an ardent promoter of 21st Century skills and adheres to a multi-sensory/multi-modal approach to education; one which includes social entrepreneurship, social-emotional well-being, arts integration, music, movement, innovation, collaboration, and creativity. Maria currently teaches Human Growth and Development graduate courses at ... more ➔

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Pilar Perez-Serrano

Pilar Pérez Serrano

Associate Professor of Spanish

Dr. Pérez Serrano is from Córdoba, Spain, and joined the Gordon faculty in the fall of 2002. She studied English and Spanish Literature at Gordon College and Brandeis University and she received her Ph.D. in Hispanic Studies from Boston College. Her interests include 20th and 21st Century Spanish theater, novel and film as well as literary theory and cultural studies.

She has published articles and book reviews in various ... more ➔

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Margaret Pickett

Adjunct in Graduate Education

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Rebecca Pitkin

Adjunct in Graduate Education

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Elissa Rader

Elissa Rader

Adjunct in Graduate Education

Elissa Arndt Rader, Ph.D. CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist and reading specialist with experience providing instruction and intervention in language and literacy to students Prek-8th grade in Massachusetts. She received her bachelor’s degree from Gordon College, her master’s degree from MGH Institute of Health Professions and her doctorate degree in Reading and Language Arts from Florida State University. Elissa has worked ... more ➔

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Mary Riso

Adjunct in Graduate Education
Program Coordinator for Education

Mary Riso is the Program Administrator for the Division of Education and teaches theology in the undergraduate Department of Biblical Studies and a variety of newly developed writing courses in the Graduate Education program. She is the author of The Narrative of the Good Death: The Evangelical Deathbed in Victorian England (Routledge, 2015) and Heroines: Great Literary Characters and What They Have to Teach Us (Wipf ... more ➔

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Donna Robinson

Donna Robinson

Associate Professor of Education

Donna (Vincent) Robinson, Class of ’70, returned to Gordon with 16 years teaching experience and a passion for promoting middle and secondary level reading that includes applicable literacy skills, an emphasis on complex text and a commitment to critical thinking. In the years she has taught at Gordon her research and academic interests have centered on interactive teaching strategies and dialogic discourse that engenders retention of information ... more ➔

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Joshua Robinson

Adjunct in Graduate Education

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Elizabeth Scottron

Adjunct in Graduate Education

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Abigail Sullivan

Adjunct in Graduate Education

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Oleksiy Svitelskiy

Oleksiy Svitelskiy

Associate Professor of Physics

A condensed matter physicist by training, Dr. Svitelskiy's research includes the propagation of acoustic waves through ferroelectric materials, as well as optical interferometry using NEMS sensors for mass spectrometry. He has also studied the elastic constant of materials in high magnetic fields and low temperatures. 

A native of Ukraine, Professor Svitelskiy speaks Ukrainian, Russian, and English. He enjoys fishing in ... more ➔

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Doris-Ann Vosseler

Adjunct in Graduate Education

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Geraldine White

Adjunct in Education
Adjunct in Graduate Education

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Kim Winsor

Adjunct in Graduate Education

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