Robin Gordon

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Robin Gordon

Barnett Fellow


  • 2019, Executive Program in Arts and Culture Strategy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2000, MFA, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • 1994, BA, Reed College, Portland, OR

Robin Amy Gordon is a PhD student in the Arts Administration, Education and Policy program. She is a theatre educator, administrator, and artist dedicated to helping individuals and organizations develop agency, practice healthy interdependence, and expand their capacity for growth and change. As an alumna of Oregon Campus Compact’s Executive Learning Series on Equity and Empowerment, a Certified Associate Teacher of Fitzmaurice Voicework®, and a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner (SEP), Robin’s work is social justice-driven and resilience-informed. As Associate Professor of Speech and Drama at Warner Pacific University, Robin oversaw all educational, administrative, and artistic aspects of the Theatre Department. Twice elected as Faculty Chair, she facilitated and advocated for faculty engagement and professional development. Robin has also taught at The Ohio State University, Kenyon College, Otterbein University, University of Toledo, and Bowling Green State University. She was Artistic Associate and Administrator for Contemporary American Theatre Company (CATCO), and she is a proud member of Actors’ Equity Association and SAG-AFTRA.

Research Interests

  • Cultural Policy and Arts Management
  • Organizational Culture and Leadership Development
  • Audience Engagement and Development
  • Professional Development and Embodied Learning

Fun Fact: Robin was the poster child for West Virginia tourism, appearing on billboards and TV ads as the nature-loving tomboy that she is.