Gordon Young (Ph.D., Southern Illinois University) is an associate professor of Speech Communication at Kingsborough Community College – City University of New York (CUNY). His research and publishing focuses on the areas of intercultural communication, popular culture, and critical perspectives on identity and education. His publications include chapters in the recently edited books Mirror Images: Popular Culture and Education (Peter Lang, 2008) and Interracial Communication: Contexts, Communities, and Choices (Kendall Hunt, 2010. He is also an author of several book reviews and journal articles including the recent Articulating Identity: Refining Postcolonial and Whiteness Perspectives on Race Within Communication Studies (Review of Communication, 2008) and Using ‘The Lure of Gang Life’ to Teach Interpersonal and Group Attraction (Communication Teacher, 2009). He is the current president of CLASP: The CUNY League of Active Speech Professors and a past book review editor for the American Communication Journal.
SPE 21: Effective Public Speaking
SPE 25: Small Group Communication
SPE 26: Intercultural Communication
SPE 28: Communication Skills for ESL Students
Bachelor of Arts: Cape Breton University, Communication, 1997 Advisor: Dr. Judith Rolls Master of Arts: University of Maine, Communication, 1999 Advisor: Dr. Kristin Langellier Master of Arts University of Maine, Women’s Studies, 2001 Liberal Studies: Advisor: Dr. Kristin Langellier Doctor of Philosophy: Southern Illinois University, Speech Communication, 2004 Advisor: Dr. Mary Hinchcliff-Pelias
with L. Previll (2005). Driving your decisions: Creating a diversified calendar. Campus Activities Programming (currently Programming), 37(6), A59-A63. (2005). An individual’s experience: A socio-cultural critique of communication apprehension research. Texas Speech Communication Journal, 30(1), 36-46. (2006). Celebrate diversity, even if that includes the hopelessly superficial: Lessons on gender, race, class and sexuality in Legally Blonde. NDJST: The North Dakota Journal of Speech & Theatre, 19, 14-25. (2007). Two weddings and a monsoon: Analyzing the intersections of mass communication and culture using Monsoon Wedding. In Narro & Ferguson (Eds.). Diversity & Mass Communication: Evidence of Impact (pp. 267-284). Southlake, TX: Fountainhead. (2008). Space and the body in the rhetoric of Frederick Douglass and Virginia Woolf. Florida Journal of Communication, 37(1), 47-56. (2008). Articulating identity: Refining postcolonial and whiteness perspectives on race within communication studies. Communication Review, 8(3), 307-321. (2008). Dear Gerald…Using advice letter writing to teach the concept of codependence. Texas Speech Communication Journal, 33(1), 78-81. (2008). “Try to see this movie as an educational movie about life will you”: A critical cultural study of race and education in popular film. In Bekerman, Burbules, Giroux, & Silberman-Keller (Eds.). Mirror Images: Popular Culture & Education (pp. 23-38). New York: Peter Lang. Spanish version Cultura popular y educacion. Imágenes espejadas by Miño y Dávila (Argentina). (2009). Using ‘The Lure of Gang Life’ to teach interpersonal and group attraction. Communication Teacher, 23(1), 48-51. (2010). From the outskirts and the back of the class: Representation, eurocentrism and media imperialism in two popular French education films. In Uslu (Ed.). Media Critics 2010. Turkey: Beta Academic/Germany: Peter Lang. Turkish version by Beta Academic (Turkey) and English version by Peter Lang (Germany).
(2011). She has 50,000 coaches: Re-envisioning young women of color as learners in three popular films. In Brunson, Lampl, & Jordan-Jackson (Eds.). Interracial Communication: Contexts, Communities, and Choices (pp. 427- 444). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.
Critical perspectives on identity and education
The rhetoric of popular culture
Ann Terry Graduation Scholarship Recipient, Cape Breton University, 1997Atlantic Provinces Graduate Tuition Scholarship (offer declined), University of Maine, 1997 Distinctions
Finalist for Speech Dept. Research and Creative Activity Award, Southern Illinois University, 2003 Preliminary examinations designated “Pass with Distinction,” Southern Illinois University, 2003 Top paper runner-up in Voices of Diversity interest group at the Eastern Communication Association Annual Convention, 2005 Grants
(with Shauna Vey and Patricia Sokolski) $10,000 CUNY Faculty Development Grant, 2007-08
Regular member: Eastern Communication Association, 1999-present National Communication Association, 2000-present New York State Communication Association, 2009-present
Travel (next stop the Baltic Sea)
Languages (depends on where I'm traveling)
Reading (Margaret Atwood's my favorite author)
Cooking/dining (from down home cooking to haute cuisine)
Popular films from all over the world set in school or dealing with teachers and/or students (my latest favorites are two French films Entre les Murs and La Journée De La Jupe)
CLASP: CUNY League of Active Speech Professors