Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles
Office: EDUC 2104
Dr. Lynn Gordon has been teaching at CSUN since 1996, originally as an adjunct faculty member and currently as a full-time associate professor. She holds both a B.A. in Liberal Studies and an M.A. in Education from Occidental College, and a Ph.D. in Education (with a specialization in Learning and Instruction) from UCLA. She taught elementary school for fourteen years, frequently serving as both a mentor teacher and supervising teacher for CSUN and UCLA student teachers. She was an instructor with UCLA's Teacher Education Laboratory (now Center X) for five years. Dr. Gordon's research interests are in teacher efficacy and classroom management, twins and school separation, teacher decision making, student motivation, and reading instruction. Dr. Gordon's is CSUN's Service Learning Coordinator for KOREH LA, an organization that trains literacy volunteers to work with struggling readers in LAUSD public schools. She also is the founder and chair of the International Reading Association's Phonics Special Interest Group. In 2009, Scholastic published her teacher resource book, The Big Collection of Phonics Flipbooks, a collection of phonics flipbook patterns, dictation sheets, and phonics assessments designed to meet the needs of beginning and struggling readers.