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Jovita Ross-Gordon, Ed.D.

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Professor Emerita

Adult, Professional, and Community Education


    • Ed.D., University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Adult Education
    • M.A., Northwestern University, Evanston, IL. Learning Disabilities
    • B.S., Northwestern University, Speech and Language Pathology
  • Textbooks:
    Glickman, C.D., Gordon, S. P., & Ross-Gordon, J. M. (2012). Basic guide to supervision of instructional leadership (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
    Glickman, C.D., Gordon, S. P., & Ross-Gordon, J. M. (2010). SuperVision and instructional leadership: A developmental approach (8th ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
    Edited Books:
    Kasworm, C., Rose, A., & Ross-Gordon, J. M. (Eds.) (2010). Handbook of adult and continuing education (2010 ed.). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
    Ross-Gordon, J. M. (Ed.) (2002). Contemporary viewpoints on teaching adults. New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, No. 93. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
    Chapters in Books:
    Belzer, A., Ross-Gordon, J. (2011). Revisiting debates on learning disabilities in adult education. In. T. Rocco (Ed.), Challenging ableism, understanding Disability, including adults with disabilities in workplaces and learning spaces (pp. 75-84). New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, no. 132. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
    Ross-Gordon, J. M. (2003). The adult learner in the classroom. In D. Kilgore and P. Rice. Meeting the needs of adult students. New Directions for Student Services, no. 102 (pp. 43-52). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 
    Ross-Gordon, J. M. (2002). A sociocultural context of learning among adults with disabilities. In M. Alfred, Learning in sociocultural contexts: Implications for adult, community, and workplace education (pp. 47-57). New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, no. 96. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass: New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education.
    Refereed Journal Articles:
    Woodson Day, B., Lovato, S., & Tull, C. M. (2011). Faculty perceptions of adult learners in a college environment. Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 59(2), 77-84.
    Ross-Gordon, J. M. (2011).  Research on adult learners: Supporting the needs of a student population that is no longer nontraditional.  Peer Review, 13(1), 26-29.
    Speight, E., Russian, C., Ross-Gordon, J., Muñoz, L. (2008). Hispanic adults at a Southwestern University: Reasons they come, reason they stay. Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 56(3), 26-37
    Ross-Gordon, J. M. (2005). The adult learner of color: An overlooked college student population. The Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 53(2), 2-11. 
    Ross-Gordon, J. M. & Brooks, A. K. (2004). Diversity in human resource development and continuing professional education: What does it mean for the workforce, clients, and professionals? Advances in Developing Human Resources, 6(1), 69- 85. 
    Ross-Gordon, J. M., Plotts, C., Noble, J., & Wells, R. (2003) Assessment of adult learning disabilities: Multiple perspectives. Adult Basic Education: An Interdisciplinary Journal for Adult Literacy Educators 13(3), 131-145. (Joint with junior faculty member, former graduate assistant, and former undergraduate research assistant)