Dr. James Gordon, EdD, is Associate Professor, Associate Dean and Chair of the Division of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy. Dr. Gordon has a history of over 15 years of funded research, most recently serving as the Co-Principal Investigator of an NSF grant conducting a simulation study of a multi-joint alpha-gamma model for trajectory and end-point control in human reaching movements. He has also served as a Special Review Committee member for the NICHD at NIH. Dr. Gordon is the recipient of numerous awards, including his election as a Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association, and a Leadership in Education Award from the American Physical Therapy Association.
Positions & HonorsPositions
|2006-present||Associate Dean, Associate Professor, and Chair, Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at the School of Dentistry, University of Southern California|
|2000-2006||Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy, University of Southern California|
|1995-2000||Professor of Practice and Program Director, Program in Physical Therapy, Graduate School of Health Sciences, New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY|
|1990-1994||Assistant Professor, Program in Physical Therapy, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York|
|1987-1995||Research Scientist, Center for Neurobiology & Behavior, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, and NYS Psychiatric Institute|
Selected Honors & Awards
|2005||Elected, Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association (FAPTA)|
|2005||Distinguished Lecturer, Carolee Moncur Lectureship 2005, Division of Physical Therapy, University of Utah|
|2002||Leadership in Education Award, Education Section, American Physical Therapy Association|
|2001||Distinguished Lecturer, G. Maureen Rodgers Visions for Physical Therapy Lecture, Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center, Downey, CA.|
|2001||Distinguished Lecturer, Luiese Lynch Lecture, Department of Rehabilitation Science, University of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City|
|1993||Margaret L. Moore Award for Outstanding New Faculty Member, American Physical Therapy Association|
|Center for Neurobiology & Behavior, Columbia University, NY||Postdoc||1985-1987||Neuroscience/Motor Control|
|Teachers College, Columbia University, NY||Ed.D.||1985||Movement Science|
|Teachers College, Columbia University, NY||M.Ed.||1983||Movement Science|
|Teachers College, Columbia University, NY||M.A.||1981||Movement Science|
|SUNY, Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY||B.S.||1974||Physical Therapy|
- Lan, N., D. Song, M. Mileusnic, and J. Gordon. (2005). Modeling spinal sensorimotor control for reach task. Proceedings of the 2005 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology 27th Annual Conference, Shanghai, China, September 1-4, 2005, PP. 4404-4407.
- Gordon, J. (2001). Receptors in muscle and their role in motor control. In E. G. Gonzalez, S. J. Myers, J. E. Edelstein, J. S. Lieberman, & J. A. Downey (Eds.), Downey & Darling's Physiological Basis of Rehabilitation Medicine (3rd Ed.) (pp. 81-100). Boston: Butterworth-Heinneman.
- Pearson, K & Gordon, J. (2000). Spinal Reflexes. In E. R. Kandel, J. H. Schwartz, & T. M. Jessell (Eds.), Principles of Neural Science, 4th edition. (pp. 713-736). New York: McGraw-Hill.
- Gordon, J. (2000). Assumptions underlying physical therapy intervention: Theoretical and historical perspectives. In J.H. Carr & R.B. Shepherd (Eds.), Movement science: Foundations for physical therapy in rehabilitation, 2nd edition. (pp. 1-31). Aspen Publishers, Rockville, MD.
- Deutsch, J.E., Nicholson, D.E., Shumway-Cook, A., Brown, D.A. & Gordon, J. (2000). Updating Neurologic Curriculum Using a Peer Review Process, Neurology Report, 24(3): 101-110.
- Gordon, J. & Quinn, L. (1999). Guide to Physical Therapist Practice: A Critical Appraisal, Neurology Report, 23(3): 122-128.
- Ghez, C., Favilla, M., Ghilardi, M.F., Gordon, J., Bermejo, R., Pullman, S. (1997). Discrete and continuous planning of hand kinetics and kinematics. Experimental Brain Research, 115, 217-233.
- Pine, Z.M., Krakauer, J.W., Gordon, J., & Ghez, C. (1996) Learning of scaling factors and reference axes for reaching movements. NeuroReport, 7, 2357-2361.
- Gordon, J., Ghilardi, M. F., & Ghez, C. (1995). Impairments of reaching movements in patients without proprioception I. Spatial errors. Journal of Neurophysiology, 73, 347-360.
- Ghez, C., Gordon, J., & Ghilardi, M. F. (1995). Impairments of reaching movements in patients without proprioception II. Effects of visual information on accuracy. Journal of Neurophysiology, 73, 361-372.
- Ghilardi, M. F., Gordon, J., & Ghez, C. (1995). Learning a visuomotor transformation in a local area of workspace produces directional biases in other areas. Journal of Neurophysiology, 73, 2535-2539.