Meet Robert Gordon
Library Director; Professor of Education
- Ed.D., Western Michigan University
- M.A., Western Michigan University
- B.A., Hope College
Recent Awards and Achievements
- Instructor of history, Western Michigan University (1967-76)
- Assistant professor of humanities, Siena Heights University (1977)
- Numerous administrative positions, Siena Heights University (1977-present)
- Chief academic officer 1990-96 and dean of the graduate college 1996-2006.
- Awards, Publications, Gallery Shows
- Several graduate scholarships; photography exhibitions, Klemm Gallery (1989, 1994). “The Land of Milk and Honey”, photo essay in Detroit Free Press Sunday Supplement (1984).
- Point of Pride
- Have visited and photographed Fanjeaux, France, twice. St. Dominic was parish priest when the Dominican Order was founded in 1216. In 1997 I had a photography exhibition located in Dominican Hall from my first trip to Fanjeaux. I have also visited and photographed Caleruega, Spain, birthplace of Dominic Guzman.
- Areas of Expertise and Interest
- Dominican history
“I do everything possible to get students talking about their interests and experiences as they relate to whatever course I’m teaching. Then, I provide resources that enable students to explore ideas related to their interests and experiences. I’m old school in the sense that I believe that the purpose of a liberal arts education is to liberate students from the limitations of the time and place of their birth and their cultural and intellectual upbringing.”