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Walter Kelly Gordon Edit Profile

academic administrator , language educator

Walter Kelly Gordon was American academic administrator, language educator. Recipient Lindback award for distinguished teaching, 1970. Board directors Walt Whitman International Poetry Center, 1974-1977. Served to lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1951-1956.

Background

Gordon, Walter Kelly was born on January 25, 1930 in Brooklyn. Son of William Benjamin and Grace Adele (Kelly) Gordon.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Clark University, 1950;Master of Arts, University Pennsylvania, 1956;Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, 1961.

Career

Instructor, Cedar Crest College, 1959-1961;faculty, Rutgers University, Camden, 1961-1997;professor, dean college, Rutgers University, 1974-1981;academic dean, provost Camden campus, Rutgers University, 1981-1997;retired, 1997. Consultant Campbells Soup Company, 1976-1994.

Membership

Board of directors Walt Whitman International Poetry Center, 1974-1977. Served to Lieutenant United States Naval Reserve, 1951-1956.

Connections

Married Lydia Caroline Fruchtman, August 29, 1959. 1 child, Karyn Gay.

father:
William Benjamin Gordon

mother:
Grace Adele (Kelly) Gordon

spouse:
Lydia Caroline Fruchtman

child:
Karyn Gay Gordon