The Gordon psychology faculty members are deeply committed to students, psychology, and to the integrity of Christian faith and psychology. Members of the department are passionate and gifted teachers with many years experience in undergraduate education. Four members of the department have won Junior or Senior Distinguished Faculty Member of the Year Awards.
Faculty members seek to optimize student learning in and out of the classroom or laboratory. The department emphasizes interactions with study material and hands-on learning through lab courses, internships, and research projects. Students have the opportunity to participate in independent study, working closely with faculty members in an apprenticeship learning model. Psychology faculty challenge students to learn not just for themselves, but for God's sake and for the sake of His creation.
Professor of Psychology
Chair, Department of Psychology
Kaye Cook is interested in a range of developmental issues. Recently her work has focused on cross-cultural mixed methods studies that explore such questions as the relationships among forgiveness, suffering, and grace among Christians and Muslims, everyday understandings of morality by Cambodian Buddhists and Christians, the values of Korean college students and of Brazilian and Christian immigrants, and the meaning-making of religious ... more ➔
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.
He works with students in Gordon’s Brain Imaging Laboratory ... more ➔
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 ➔
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Before coming to Gordon College in 2019, Professor Norton was a Visiting Assistant professor of psychology at Williams College, and previous to that he was a postdoctoral fellow at MGH, where he studied Alzhiemer's disease and practiced cognitive behavioral therapy in an outpatient clinic. As a scientist practitioner he does research on questions that are clinical in nature, and uses the scientific method in his clinical practice. In general, ... more ➔