Santa Clara University

Department of Political Science

Dennis Gordon

Phone: 408-554-4138
Location: Victor B. and Julia Botto Vari Hall
Room number: 235
Courses taught:
Introduction to Comparative Politics

Introduction to International Relations

Global Environmental Politics

The Politics of Central America and the Caribbean

The Politics of South America

Seminar in International Relations

Dennis Gordon

Professor and Department Chair

Fall Quarter Office Hours: M 2:30-4, Th 12:30-1:30
Education: Ph.D. University of California, Santa Barbara, 1979
Curriculum Vita: Dennis R. Gordon (updated 9/2011)

Dennis R. Gordon teaches courses in international relations, comparative politics (Caribbean and Latin America) and environmental politics. His past scholarship includes articles on conflict resolution, development, Caribbean politics, and he is the co-author of an award-winning textbook on U.S. politics. Gordon was honored with a Peace Studies Prize, awarded by the American Historical Association, for his article on the Falklands War (article available here). His current research focuses on the political impact of international education programs and on the intersection of the sustainability, indigenous rights, and anti-imperialism movements in Central America and the Caribbean. Dr. Gordon serves on the Environmental Studies Institute's Steering Committee, The Academic Advisory Board of the Foundation for International Education, the National Advisory Board for Arcadia University's College of Global Engagement, and the Forum on Education Abroad's Committee on Ethical Practices. In 2005 he was honored with the IES Abroad Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in international education.