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Northwest Missouri State University


Dr. W. Daniel (Dan) Gordon

Dr. W. Daniel (Dan) Gordon

Email

Office

240 Brown Hall

Phone

660.562.1235

Joined Northwest in 2011

Assistant Professor

Coordinator of Alternative Certification


Education

  • Ed.D. School Administration; University of Missouri, 1997
  • Ed.S. Secondary Administration; University of Missouri, 1993
  • M.S.Ed. Secondary Administration; University of Central Missouri, 1989
  • B.S.Ed. Biology/Earth Science; University of Central Missouri, 1982

Courses Taught

  • 61-624 Instructional School Leadership
  • 61-616 Teaching Strategies
  • 61-649 Issues in Education (On-line)
  • 61-617 Organizing for Learning II (Web-conferencing/On-line)
  • 61-651 Seminar in Practice of Teaching (Comprehensive Guidance Focus)
  • 61-520 Classroom Management
  • 61-721 Seminar: Instructional Strategies & Motivational Tech
  • 61-631 School Supervision (Blended ITV/On-line/face to face)
  • 62-420 Content Teaching in the Elementary School
  • 61-362 Middle School Teach Practicum II
  • 61-721 Spt: Issues for Building Level Administrators
  • 61-521 Seminar in Classroom Management
  • 61-360 Sec Teach Practicum II
  • 61-721 Spt Sm: Current Trends in School Law
  • 61-252 Pluralism in a Multicultural Society
  • 61-681 School and Community Relations (Blended ITV/On-line/face to face)
  • 61-461 School and Society
  • 61-615 Organizing for Learning (Web-conferencing/On-line)
  • 61-614 Introduction to Teaching

Academic Interests

  • Secondary education
  • Secondary principalship
  • School climate and structures
  • Classroom Management

Scholarly Activity

  • Gordon, W.D., Smith, L. (2017). Stay calm, it will all work out in the end: Challenges Faced by Special Education Teachers Enrolled in an Alternative Certification Program. Manuscript submitted 7/9/17 to Journal of the National Association for Alternative Certification (JNAAC).
  • Gordon, D., Smith, L. (2017, March). Collaborative Partnerships and Alternate Paths to Certification: Conversations on Options. Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education spring conference, Columbia, Missouri. [Refereed presentation].
  • Josh Peters Dissertation Defense May 2016
  • Wall, T.J., Gordon, D., Smith, L., Piveral, J., Seeger, V., Wood, S., Rich, G., Kiene, D. (2016, March). Excellence and Innovation in Partnerships: AACTE and UCET Members Profile Innovative Collaboration for K-12-EPP Clinical Experiences in Rural and Urban settings in the U.S and U.K. American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education 2016 Annual Meeting. Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Rogers-Adkinson, D., Gordon, D., Piveral, J., Wright, M. (2015, October). Where Have All the Teachers Gone? Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education fall conference, Lake Ozark, Missouri. [Refereed presentation].
  • Rogers-Adkinson, D., Gordon, D., Piveral, J., Wright, M. (2015, October). Where Have All the Teachers Gone? Teacher Education Council of State Colleges & Universities/The Renaissance Group 2015 Joint Fall Conference, San Antonio, Texas [Refereed presentation].
  • Edmonds, J., Wall, T.J., McBride, M., Gordon, D. (2015, March). Mining the MoGEA: Quantitative Analysis of MoGEA data by Ethnicity and Gender. Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education spring conference, Jefferson City, Missouri. [Refereed presentation].
  • Gordon, D., Wall, T.J., McBride, M., Rich, G., Kiene, D. (2015, March).  A Continuation of Conversations on the MEES and Student Teacher Evaluations –Trainings with Principals, University Supervisors, University Content Professors, and Cooperating Teachers. Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education spring conference, Jefferson City, Missouri. [Refereed presentation].
  • Wall, T.J., Gordon, D., McBride, M., Kiene, D., Rich, G. (2014, November). More than meets the eye: Differing perceptions of educator preparation program quality. Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education fall conference, Columbia, Missouri. [Refereed presentation].
  • Gordon, D., Rich, G. Kiene, D., McBride, M., & Wall, T.J. (2014, November). Student teacher evaluation and supervisor training: Conversations on the Missouri Effective Educator System. Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education fall conference, Columbia, Missouri. [Refereed presentation].
  • Luanne Haggard Dissertation Defense October 2014
  • Wall, T.J., Gordon, D., McBride, M., Kiene, D., Rich, G. (2014, April). Gearing up for the MoPTA. Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education fall conference, Columbia, Missouri. [Refereed presentation].
  • Wall, T.J., Gordon, D., McBride, M., Kiene, D., Rich, G. (2014, April). Evaluating Student Teaching. Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education fall conference, Columbia, Missouri. [Refereed presentation].
  • Gordon, W. D, (Winter 2014). Opinion-MEGA Skills: New Assessments to Become a Teacher in Missouri. School & Community Magazine.
  • Gordon, W. D. (1997). High school block scheduling and selected student variables. (Doctoral dissertation, University of Missouri - Columbia, Missouri).
  • Valentine, J.W., Simpson, J.B., & Gordon, W.D. (1996, September).  Block scheduling in Missouri high schools: A report to Missouri secondary school principals. (Unpublished report presented to the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals, Columbia, Missouri).

Student Group Advisement

  • Delta Chi Fraternity, Faculty Advisor

Other Professional Experiences

  • Supervisor, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, 2008-11
  • Director, Warrensburg Area Career Center, 2006-08
  • Principal, Warrensburg High School, 1998-2006
  • Assistant Principal, Hannibal High School, 1992-98
  • Principal, Savannah Middle School, 1991-92
  • Principal, Paris High School, 1989-91
  • Science Teacher, Brookfield Middle School, 1982-88
  • Adjunct professor, University of Central Missouri, 2000, 2003, 2005
  • Adjunct professor, William Woods University, 1998-2008