Gordon Appointed Interim Graduate Dean

Dr. Sarah Gordon

Dr. Sarah Gordon will serve as interim dean of the Arkansas Tech University Graduate College.

Her appointment was announced by Dr. AJ Anglin, ATU interim vice president for academic affairs, on Tuesday, Feb. 15.

Gordon, who holds Bachelor of Science, Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Oklahoma State University, has taught courses at the graduate level since 2007.

She joined the ATU faculty in 2018 as associate professor of educational leadership and has held departmental leadership positions in the ATU Department of Student Affairs Administration and the ATU Center for Leadership and Learning.

Gordon previously worked in student affairs at Oklahoma State University for eight years and was OSU’s director of university assessment and testing for three years. She was a tenure-track member of the Oklahoma State faculty before moving to Arkansas Tech.

A member of Leadership Tech cohort five, Gordon has taught courses and published her research in the areas of program evaluation, qualitative and quantitative research methods and analysis and assessment.

Her primary area of expertise is research, evaluation, measurement and statistics. Gordon’s research interests include perceptions of evaluation and assessment in P-12 and higher education, general education assessment and diversity as a concept and learning outcome.

Gordon succeeds Dr. Richard Schoephoerster, who served as dean of the ATU Graduate College from February 2020 to February 2022. Schoephoerster resigned effective Feb. 2 in order to become dean of the Washkewicz College of Engineering at Cleveland State University.

Learn more about the ATU Graduate College at www.atu.edu/gradcollege.