Gordon and his wife Marcy came to Keene in 1981 to raise two girls and a gaggle of cats. In Keene, he found a lifelong project as Dean of Sciences and occasional Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs at Keene State College. He is proud to be part of the growth and improvement of KSC, including its work with Ashuelot Valley Environmental Observatory and now the Harris Center.
Born and raised in Cohoes, NY to a conservationist-teacher father, Gordon got his B.A. in biology from Dartmouth and Ph.D. in zoology from Duke. His academic career has included teaching, grant-funded environmental research, and eventually administration.
Gordon’s love of the outdoors has consumed a number of road bikes, a dozen or more kayaks and canoes, and now some timeworn joints. His volunteer work has included long service with the Council for a Healthy Community and the Heading for Home Coalition for Monadnock Region workforce housing.