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Director Research & Spon Prog

University of Central Oklahoma (405) 974-5268 Office of Research & Sponsored Programs NUC 341 , Box 132


Regina (Gina) Gordon joined the UCO Office of Research and Sponsored Programs in 2017. She earned her Ph.D. (2009) and M.A. (1997) in anthropology from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, and a B.A. (1992) in English and political science (international relations) from Regis University in Denver, Colorado.

Prior to joining the UCO community, Gordon held positions in both the public and private sectors in various aspects of research and grants administration, engineering, rural agriculture and telecommunications and environmental compliance. She’s also taught courses in anthropology, archaeology, sociology, social ecology and women’s studies. Central to her academic interests are people and cultures around the world (past and present) with research focuses on Native North America, Latin America, immigration, maternal health and women in politics. Other research interests are, although not limited to, public health, human evolutionary genetics and workplace equality.

A native of Oklahoma, Dr. Gordon currently resides in Edmond, Oklahoma, with her family.

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