Dr. Jeffrey J. Gordon

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Position: Associate Professor
Phone: 419-372-0110
Email: jeffgor@bgsu.edu
Address: Room 309, Hanna Hall

Education:

M.A., Bowling Green State University, Guidance and Counseling, May, 2007
Ph.D., Syracuse University, Geography, Regional Field - Eastern U.S., Topical Field - Markets, Concentration - Economics, 1978

Specialty Areas of Interest:

Behavioral Geography
Native Americans
Popular Geography
Recirculation
Periodic Markets
Landscape
Perception
Ephemera
Geography Education

Current BGSU Courses:

Aboriginal People of the United States and Canada
The United States and Canada
Geography of Ohio
Cultural Geography

Recent and Current Research or Grants:

Canadian Embassy Faculty Enrichment Program Grant, "Geography 337: Aboriginal Peoples of the U.S. and Canada,"awarded 1/03

Recent Peer Reviewed Publications and Submissions:

Book Chapter

Gordon, J. J., 2008.  Ohio’s First Peoples, in The Geography of Ohio, The Kent State University Press, Artimus Keiffer, ed., p. 48-65.

Referred Journal Articles

Hershberger, A., M. Spence, P. Cesarini, A. Mara, D. Albrecht, J. Gordon, C. Lin, and K. Jorissen. 2009. The Ripple Effect: Lessons from a Research and Teaching Faculty Learning Community, Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, (20, 3), 145-173.
Beckmann, E. and J. J. Gordon.  Fall, 2007.  Autobiography as a Therapeutic Adjunct to Nursing Care in a Geriatric Residential Facility, American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences Journal, p. 5-11.
Gordon, J. J. and E. Beckmann.  Fall, 2007.  Geographical and Psycho-Social Impact of the High School Locker onAdolescent Identity, American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences Journal, p. 103-114.     
Gordon, J. J.  December 2006.  An Integrative Approach to Teaching the Undergraduate Geography Course “Aboriginal Peoples of the United States and Canada,”  American Behavioral Scientist, (50, 4), p. 562–575.
Gordon, J. J. and E. Beckmann.  Fall, 2006.  Spatial Disorientation Resulting from Hospitalization of the Elderly, American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences Journal, p. 75-80.     
Beckmann, E. and J. J. Gordon.  Fall, 2006.  Obese Abuse Syndrome, American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences Journal, p. 14-19.

Conference Presentations:

A Common Ritual Upon Reaching the Age of Majority: Legal Drinking, Association of American Geographers (AAG), Seattle, Washington, 4/11
Geographical Impact of Cyberspace on the Economics of the Antiques Trade, Association of American Geographers (AAG), Washington, D.C.,  4/10
Parental Attitudes Toward Children’s Traveling Sports Teams: A Behavioral Geography Perspective, Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, & Letters, (MASAL), Calvin College, Grand Rapids, MI,  3/10
A Comparative Behavioral-Geography of the Diffusion of Mah-Jongg from China to the U.S. in the Early 20th Century, MASAL, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI,  3/09
A Geographical-Historical Overview of the Mah-Jongg Phenomenon: 1920 to the Present, American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences (AABSS), Las Vegas, NV,  2/09
A Contemporary Psychological Examination of an Ancient Jewish Grieving Ritual, (with E. Beckmann) AABSS, Las Vegas, NV,  2/09   
Synergistic Teaching and Research: An Innovative Perspective, (with M. Spence), Lilly Conference on College and University Teaching, Traverse City, MI, 9/08
Pictorial Gravestones: Geography and Identity, MASAL, Western Michigan University, Kalamzaoo, MI, 3/08
A Behavioral-Geography Perspective in Adolescent Traveling Sports Teams, AABSS, Las Vegas, NV, 2/08
A Mid-20th Century Geographical Toy: The View-Master and Familial Roles, (with E. Beckmann), AABSS, Las Vegas, NV, 2/08
Family Bonding in Mid-20th Century America: Geography and the View Master,  AAG, San Francisco, CA,  4/07
The Geographical Technique of Positive Place Association: Application for Stress Reduction in Middle School Students, (with E. Beckmann), AAG, San Francisco, CA , 4/07
An Examination of the Psychological and Geographical Significance of Pictorial Gravestones, American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences, AABSS, Las Vegas, NV, 2/07
Autobiography as a Therapeutic Adjunct to Nursing Care in a Geriatric Residential Facility, (with E. Beckmann), AABSS, Las Vegas, NV, 2/07

Awards

Commencement Speaker, 260th Commencement, BGSU, Bowling Green, OH 12/07
Master Teacher Award, Undergraduate Alumni Association, BGSU, 2006