As the director of publications at Christian Schools International (CSI) for nearly twenty-five years, Gordon oversaw the development of numerous projects from the earliest stages of research and planning through writing, editing, designing, and printing. Highlights of his tenure included the publication of textbooks and teacher guides for Bible, science, health, and literature.
During his time at CSI, Gordon also edited two magazines, one for teachers (circulation 9,000) and another for parents (circulation 70,000). His responsibilities included planning contents, developing topics with authors, editing all copy, and supervising production. Under his leadership, the magazine for parents received over two dozen awards in national competition sponsored by the Evangelical Press Association.
Gordon is a versatile author, who has written articles, editorials, and reviews for a variety of academic and general periodicals. He has also taught writing and literature courses at Temple University, Calvin College, and Grand Rapids Community College.
In recent years, Gordon has had the privilege of working as a freelance editor and writer for Calvin College, Baker Books, and Zondervan. He has written copy, edited manuscripts, created indexes, and proofread galleys. Known for his careful attention to detail, Gordon also is proud of his record of quick turnaround times.
After his undergraduate work at Calvin College, Gordon earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Wayne State University. His dissertation focused on the short stories of Ring Lardner, a humorist who wrote during the early twentieth century. Gordon lives with his wife in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and enjoys cooking, taking photographs, and hunting for antiques.