Gordon is a graduate student and PhD candidate in the Department of Chemistry at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. His research discipline is Chemistry Education Research (CER), which involves the pedagogic theory and practice of chemistry instruction at all educational levels. His specific interests include studying the impact of student affective characteristics on chemistry course performance, and examining the ways in which college chemistry students’ ideas about structure-property relationships evolve. Gordon moved to New Hampshire in 2015 with his wife Jamie, and has been a graduate lecturer at UNH Durham since 2017 and adjunct faculty at UNH Manchester since 2019.
- PhD Candidate, Chemistry; University of New Hampshire
- M.S., Chemistry; University of Northern Iowa
- B.A., Chemistry; Luther College
- Charles Lathrop Parsons Vaughan Scholarship, 2019. Awarded in recognition of excellence in research.
- UNH Summer Teaching Assistant Fellowship, 2018. Awarded by the University of New Hampshire Graduate School to individuals who have performed exceptionally well as a TA and as a student
- Pratt–Diniak Fellowship, 2018. Awarded to graduate students nominated by faculty in recognition of excellence in teaching.
- Scruton Fellowship, 2018. Awarded in recognition of excellence in teaching and research.
- Skliutas Family Endowment, 2017 Awarded in recognition of achievement in excellence as a graduate student at the University of New Hampshire.