Assistant Professor, Education Department
B.A. Secondary Education Social Studies, Southern Connecticut State University
M.A. Learning Disabilities, Southern Connecticut State University
Ph.D. Anticipated Spring 2013, Special Education Syracuse University
Contact and Office Hours
Office: Campus Hall Room 323
Office Hours (Spring 2013): Tuesday & Thursday 1:00 – 2:30pm & Wednesday 5:00 – 6:30pm
ED 412: Strategies for Teaching Inclusive Education
ED 601: Introduction to Special Education
ED 624: Advanced Research
MDS 106: Ways of Knowing
LC 21: Connecting with Gotham through Literature, Learning, and Knowing the Community
LC 21: The Education, Law and Politics of Disability
Academic, Teaching, and Professional Interests
Expertise in special education with concentration on access and equity in the educational experiences of children with chronic health conditions, the law and regulations. Areas of research include cognitive effects of cancer treatment and disease on learning, learner motivation, instruction and the use of technology.
Selected Presentations, Grants, and Publications
Gordon, D.S. (2009). Unbound By Place or Time: Museums and Online Learning. Case Study: Online Learning as a Way To Access and Involve New Communities p. 109-113.
DeMoss, K., Fitzgerald, J., Frumkin, R., Gazzard, A., Gonzalez, K., Gordon, D., Guarasci, C., & Lauria, J., (proposal Accepted). Creating a teacher education program infused with teacher leadership. Proposed book chapter for Perspectives on Teacher Leadership.
Gordon, D.S. (2012) Contributing Writer. Leukemia and Lymphomia Society. “Staying Connected: Facilitating the Learning Experiences During & After Cancer Treatment”. Lead writer and editor.
Gordon, D.S., (2012). Keynote “I Deal to Ideal: An Inside Out Approach to Education”. Boise, ID September 22, 2011.
HIVE NYC Grant with New York Hall of Science ($150,000). Air Casting for Middle School Students. Wagner College portion ($9,000).
Selected Awards, Honors, and Service
- Staten Island Teacher of the Year Award – Wagner College NEW Educators Program 2012
- Vice President of the Division of Physical, Health, and Medical Disabilities (DPHMD) of the Council for Exceptional Children. 2013
- President of the Association of Pediatric Hematology Oncology Educational Specialist (APHOES) 2008 – 2012