Gordon, Robin

Title: Associate Professor of Speech and Drama; Faculty Chair


  • Master of Fine Arts, Acting and New Works Creation; The Ohio State University
  • Bachelor of Arts, Theatre and Dance; Reed College
  • Certified Associate Teacher, Fitzmaurice Voicework® Institute

Areas of Teaching:

  • Acting, Voice, Speech, and Movement
  • Devised Theatre and Directing
  • Theatre for Social Justice and The City and the Arts
  • Dramatic Literature and Theatre Appreciation

Research Passions:

Embodied learning; the role of witness in building resilience, character, and community; developing the trauma-informed learning community.

Academic Accomplishments:

  • Presentation: “Where the Table Meets the Floor: Early Integration of Fitzmaurice Voicework® in the Rehearsal Process, ” Fitzmaurice Voicework International Teachers Symposium, NYC, 2017
  • Presentation: “Pangea: Storying Destructuring, Restructuring, and the Focus Line for an International Assembly,” International Fitzmaurice Voicework® Freedom and Focus Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 2016
  • Presentation: “Fitzmaurice Voicework®: An Invitation to Play,” VASTA Conference, Chicago, 2016
  • Kendall Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Scholarship

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member, Actors Equity Association
  • Member, Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Radio and Television Artists
  • Member and Practitioner in Training, Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute®


Prior to joining the Warner Pacific faculty, Professor Gordon taught at Kenyon College and Bowling Green State University. She was also on the artistic team of Contemporary American Theatre Company in Columbus, Ohio, and appeared in numerous commercials and industrials. She encourages all students to pursue theatre as a way of finding voice, shaping culture, and building community.


Favorite Quotes:

An honest witness tells the truth, but a false witness tells lies. (Prov. 12:17; NIV)

“I try to be as honest about what I see and to speak rather than be silent, especially if it means I can save lives, or serve humanity.” – Sandra Cisneros

“The truth does not change according to our ability to stomach it.” – Flannery O’ Connor