Mordechai Gordon 1997
Mordechai Gordon is an associate professor of education in the Division of Education at Quinnipiac University. His areas of specialization are in foundations of education, teacher education, and democratic education. He is the editor of Hannah Arendt and Education: Renewing our Common World, winner of the 2002 AESA Critics Choice Award, and the author of Ten Common Myths in American Education (Holistic Education Press, 2005). Gordon has published numerous articles in scholarly journals such as Educational Theory, Oxford Review of Education, Journal of Thought, and Encounter: Education for Meaning and Social Justice.
"I joined the doctoral program in Philosophy and Education at TC in the early 1990's after a few years of taking a break from philosophy, which was my undergraduate major. From the very outset, I was challenged to think by all of my professors in the program about some of the deepest questions and problems concerning philosophy and education. Moreover, never before had I been with such a thoughtful and engaging group of graduate students. These students introduced multiple perspectives into our classroom discussions and really challenged me to reflect on and refine my own positions. Thus, the education that I received at TC prepared me to think deeply about educational issues and to do the kind of research that philosophers of education do."