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College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty Profile

 
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 Gordon, Kenneth   Name:  Kenneth Gordon 
Title:  Chair, Department of World Languages and Cultures; Professor of World Languages 
Education:
Ph.D., French, Ohio State University
M.A., Spanish, University of California-Santa Barbara
A.M., French, University of Michigan
B.S.Ed., French, Spanish, and German, Kent State University
Office:  225 Kinard Hall  
Phone:  803/323-2534 
E-mail:  gordonk@winthrop.edu  
Web:  http://faculty.winthrop.edu/gordonk  
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Dr. Gordon serves as professor of world languages and chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures. He has taught French at various levels, elementary Spanish, "Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages," and he has supervised student teachers. He also has served as interim director of the language laboratory and departmental webmaster. His research interests include 17th-century French literature, the application of technology to language teaching, and the concept of the philosophical voyage in 17th and 18th-century literature. He has been on the Executive Board of the Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT) since 2007 and served as president during the 2010-2011 academic year. Gordon presents regularly at conferences of professional organizations such as the South Carolina Foreign Language Teachers' Association, the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina, and SCOLT. He came to Winthrop in 2006 to assume the role of department chair. He had worked previously as professor of modern languages at the University of Central Missouri and served as department chair for 12 years.