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Margaret T. Gordon

Margaret T. Gordon (BSJ61, MSJ62) joined the Evans School of Public Affairs at the University of Washington as professor and dean in 1988. She stepped down as dean after 10 years to continue her research and teaching at the Evans School. Prior to joining the Evans School, Gordon served as the director of Northwestern University’s Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research from 1980-88. At the Evans School she teaches: news media and public policy; and race, ethnicity, and public policy. Gordon’s research has focused on the news media and the public’s declining trust in government, the news media and public policy making, and women’s fear and self-protective behaviors.