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Northwest Missouri State University

Dr. William Daniel (Dan) Gordon

Dr. William Daniel (Dan) Gordon



240 Brown Hall



Joined Northwest in 2011

Assistant Professor


  • Educational Doctorate - School Administration, University of Missouri, 1997
  • Education Specialist - Secondary Administration, University of Missouri, 1993
  • Master of Science in Education - Secondary Administration, University of Central Missouri, 1989
  • Bachelor of Science in Education - Biology/Earth Science, University of Central Missouri, 1982

Courses Taught

  • 61-252 Pluralism Multicultural Society
  • 61-360 Secondary Teaching Practicum II
  • 61-681 School and Community Relations

Academic Interests

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

Scholarly Activity

  • Gordon, W. B. (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 (Unpublished report presented to Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals, Columbia, Missouri).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