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Humanities educator

Jan Baker Gordon, American humanities educator. Named Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Princeton University, New Jersey, 1964, Theodore Whitfield Hunt Fellow, Princeton University, 1965, Leverhulme Fellow, University Warwick, Coventry, England, 1966-1967. Democratic committee, Snyder, n.Y., 1970-1972. Member Japanese American Literature Society (program officer 1984), Modern Language Association American.

Background

Gordon, Jan Baker was born on April 20, 1941 in Tyler, Texas, United States. Arrived in Japan, 1982. Son of Morris Charles and Dorothy (Baker) Gordon.

Education

Bachelor, Rice University, 1963. Master of Arts, Princeton University, 1965.

Career

Assistant professor, English Literature State University of New York, Buffalo, 1966-1975. Senior lecturer, English Literature National University Singapore, 1975-1981. Visiting professor Doshisha University, Kyoto, 1981-1983.

Associate professor Tokyo University Foreign Studies, 1983-1990, professor, 1991—2004, professor emeritus, since 2004. Consultant on American culture United States Information Agency, Washington, 1977-1983, Air Traffic Contr.'s Union, Tokyo, 1984-1988, Education Ministry, Tokyo, 1989. External examiner Thmmasat University Bangkok, 1979.

Member Japan-United States of America Educational Commission 1989-1990. Member committee Institute for the History of Mentalities, since 1992.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Gossip and Subversion in Nineteenth Century British Fiction: Echo's Economies, 1996. Contributing author: Nineteenth Century Children's Literature, 1970.

Membership

Democratic committee, Snyder, n.Y., 1970-1972. Member Japanese American Literature Society (program officer 1984), Modern Language Association American.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Tennis, sport fishing.

Connections

Married Hiromi Mochizuki, July 27, 1985.

father:
Morris Charles Gordon

mother:
Dorothy (Baker) Gordon

spouse:
Hiromi Mochizuki