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Gordon Knight Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology

Dunton Hall 224
One Brennan Circle
Poultney, VT 05764-1199
Email Address:
802-287-8296; Fax: 802-287-8080

Married: Sarah B. is Merchandizing Coordinator for Northshire Bookstore of Manchester, VT
Daughter: Tara L. teaches technical film courses at University of California at San Diego
Daughter: Morgan W. taught English in Seoul, Korea and Hong Kong before working in Tokyo

Ph.D. Sociology, June 1975 from Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
"Fear Arousal, Recommendation Efficacy, and Compliance Motivation"
M.A. Sociology, June 1970 from Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA
B.A. (cum laude) Sociology, June 1967 from Rockford College, Rockford, IL

Teaching Experience
1975-present: Professor of Sociology, Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT
1971-1975: Instructor in Sociology, State University of New York at Albany
1969-1971: Instructor in Sociology, College of San Mateo, University of California system
1968-1970: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

2004: Green Mountain College Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award
2004: Freshman Convocation Speaker
1981: Green Mountain College first Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award

College Service
2007-2008: Elected to faculty's standing Curriculum Committee
2007-2008: Academic year co-advisor of Make-A-Difference student group
2006-2007: Academic year Faculty Representative to the College Conduct Review Board (JB)
2006-2007: Academic year co-advisor of Make-A-Difference student group
2006-2007: ad hoc subcommittee for FDEC, reviewed Frank Pauze for Continuation
2005-2006: Sabbatical Fall 2005 (my first in 30 years); co-advisor of Make-A-Difference
2005-2006: ad hoc subcommittee for FDEC, reviewed Dr. Tom Maughs-Pugh for Continuation
2004-2005: Faculty Parliamentarian
2003-2004: Faculty Parliamentarian
2003-2004: ad hoc subcommittee for FDEC, reviewed Dr. Rebecca Purdham for Continuation
2002-2003: Faculty Parliamentarian
2000-2002: Faculty Parliamentarian
1998-2000: Green Mountain College Dean of Faculty and interim Provost

October 6, 2007: presented paper, "Frederick Ward as Agent of American Empire", New England Asian Studies Association, Dublin, NH
Summer 2006: paper "The Heroic Myth of Ward" expanded into long article with Dr. Tom Williams for the Massachusetts Historical Review
May 2006: presented paper "The Heroic Myth of Ward, Salem's Would-Be Emperor of China" for the Massachusetts Historical Association
May 2006: Green Mountain College faculty colloquium with Dr. Tom Williams, "Ward and Burgevine in China, 1860-1865"
Summer-Fall 2005: research sabbatical, China: Shangai, Hong Kong and Fujian
2004: paper, "How a Few Foreigners Almost Toppled the Walled Cities of China" for the New York Asian Studies Association conference, Buffalo, NY
2002-2003: prepared for publication "Two American Sailors Who Became Generals of C'hing China" with Dr. Tom Williams, accepted and intended for American Neptune

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