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Paul Brink

Paul Brink

Professor of Political Science

Professor Paul Brink (B.C.S. Redeemer University College; M.A. Dalhousie University; Ph.D. University of Notre Dame) has been teaching at Gordon since 2006. His teaching and research interests lie in political philosophy, particularly theories of justice, and faith and politics. A recent publication, “His Law is Love, and his Gospel is Peace” ... more ➔

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Andrea Brown

Lecturer

Andrea has been teaching part-time at Gordon College since 2011. Her teaching focus has been in Human Behavior and  Practice with Individuals and Families. Andrea brings 23 years of licensed independent clinical social work practice experience to the classroom. She currently works at the Juvenile Court Clinic where she conducts psychosocial assessments, crisis intervention, suicide assessment, and linking adolescents and their ... more ➔

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Sybil Coleman

Sybil Coleman

Professor of Social Work

Professor Coleman joined the Gordon faculty in 1989, bringing with her 24 years of direct practice social work experience. Her primary teaching interests focus on the foundations of social work and social welfare as well as social work theories and practice with individuals and families.  Her current research project focuses on the relationship between moral development and the experiences people have with digital devices. She received the ... more ➔

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Margie Deweese-Boyd

Margie DeWeese-Boyd

Associate Professor of Social Work

Dr. DeWeese-Boyd came to Gordon in the spring of 1999 after receiving her doctorate in political science and her M.S.W. in social and economic development. Her primary research interests are in community-based development, sustainable development, and issues of social justice. Her publications include, "The healthy city versus the luxurious city: Consumption and sustainability in Plato's Republic," authored with Ian ... more ➔

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Mark Gedney

Professor of Philosophy

Mark Gedney is Associate Professor and Chair of the Philosophy Department. After receiving his Ph.D. on Hegel's social philosophy in 1995 from Boston University, Dr. Gedney lectured at both Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Boston University where he taught courses in ethics, the philosophy of the social sciences, and social and political philosophy. During this time, he also served as Associate Program Coordinator for the Twentieth World ... more ➔

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Ines W. Jindra

Associate Professor of Social Work

Ines W. Jindra is an Associate Professor of Social Work in the Department of Sociology and Social Work at Gordon College. She received her MSW in Social Work and her Ph.D from the University of Fribourg in her native Switzerland. Prior to coming to Gordon College, she has taught at Spring Arbor University in Michigan. More recently, she was a Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Study of Religion and Society at the University of Notre Dame. ... more ➔

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Dan Johnson

Daniel Johnson

Professor of Sociology

Professor Johnson joined the Gordon faculty in 1998. His primary research and teaching interests are in critical social theory and cultural sociology, although he also enjoys teaching statistics to the math-phobic. Some of his current research projects focus on the relationship between the experiences of meaning and hoping, and on the effects of communal experiences of hope in transforming violent conflict. He received the Distinguished Junior ... more ➔

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Sarah Krass

Sarah Krass

Lecturer

Sarah is a graduate of Gordon's Social Work Program and received her Masters in Social Work from Salem State University and has her independent license in clinical Social Work. She has worked in community-based mental health and private practice with a focus on children, adolescents and families. She began teaching in 2011 and came back to  Gordon in 2015. When not teaching she enjoys being at home with her three children ... more ➔

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Cynthia Veatch

Cynthia Veatch

Lecturer

Cynthia has been working in the field of pediatric mental health for 25 years and brings a wealth of experience to the classroom. Currently she is working at the Massachusetts General Hospital for Children in Salem, MA, where she specializes in childhood trauma, anxiety, and depression. She speaks widely on topics such as: the impact of technology on the developing brain, encopresis, childhood abuse and neglect, and parenting ... more ➔

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