Gordon has an extensive video production background beginning in the 1980s. As a cable producer and director, he produced over 500 live-on-tape multi-camera productions of talk, musical variety, and sports shows. He has extensive experience in mobile van multi-camera production, going out into the community to capture sporting events and festivals. After that, Gordon was recruited to teach at Northwestern University’s Department of Radio/Television/Film, where he taught TV production, film theory and history. After receiving his PhD, Gordon was part of the new Florida State University Film School founding faculty teaching TV production and film theory.
Then in the mid-1990s began the second phase of Gordon’s career in distance education. After a brief stint as Media Producer with De Anza College, Gordon joined Stanford University’s Center for Professional Development broadcasting Stanford classes to the Silicon Valley for the five years. Again, Gordon produced a high volume (over 1000) live-on-tape multi-camera class sessions.
In the mid-2000s, Gordon moved to Washington and joined Bellevue College in 2008. Originally part of the Media team, Gordon has recently moved over to eLearning as the Digital Learning & Multimedia Manager. Gordon manages the Library’s newly conceived Tech Hub, which is a frontline service desk offering technical help and laptops, collaborates with the campus for incoming multimedia requests and is the captioning specialist for eLearning.
Other than raising his two young daughters, and family time with his wife, his major hobby has been high-power rocketry. Since 1990, he is a member of the Tripoli Rocketry Association, a nationwide amateur rocketry group. Gordon has launched rockets in the mighty Black Rock Desert in Nevada; and belonged to rocketry groups in Illinois and California. He also has published numerous articles in rocketry journals.