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Mark Gordon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Chemical Engineering & Bioengineering Department
Aerospace, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering Department

Office Phone: (951) 552-8730
E-mail: mgordon@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: College of Engineering Building, TEGR 359
Office Hours:

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering University of Michigan 2012
M.S. Mechanical Engineering University of Michigan 2008
B.S.E. Mechanical Engineering/Physics Calvin College 2003
  • Courses Taught

    *EGR 102 - Introduction to Engineering Design
    *EGR 122 - Visualization Languages I
    *EGR 182 - Introduction to Math Engineering Applications
    *EGR 242 - Strengths of Materials
    *EGR 263 - 3D CAD for Biomedical Engineers
    *EGR 304 - Leadership Cohort
    *EGR 343 - Dynamics
    *EGR 346 - Machine Design
    *EGR 362 - Engineering Physiology
    *EGR 401 - Capstone Design
    *EGR 402 - Capstone Design and Presentation
    *EGR 443 - Vibrations

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    *Biomechanics
    *Gerontology
    *Pelvic Floor Injuries
    *Hand Steadiness
    *Flipped Classroom

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    *University of Michigan 2006-2011

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Gordon MT, Swenson CW, DeLancey JO, , and Chen L. Monte Carlo Simulation of Pelvic Floor Support Biomechanical Model: POPSIM. Presented at the European Society of Biomechanics, 2021.

    Gordon MT, DeLancey JO, Swenson CW, Ashton-Miller JA, and Chen L. Resting genital hiatus and ligament length have a threshold effect on prolapse size and apical tension: Simulation results from POP-SIM biomechanical model. Presented at Pelvic Floor Disorder Week 2020.

    Gordon MT, Schmidt P, Swenson CS, DeLancey JO, Chen L. Association Between Levator Plate Shape and Long-Term Surgical Outcomes Following Native Tissue Prolapse Repair: A Principal Component Analysis. Presented at Pelvic Floor Disorder Week 2020.

    Gordon MT, DeLancey JO, Swenson CW, Ashton-Miller JA, and Chen L. The relative effects of apical and genital hiatus changes on prolapse size and ligament tension: results from POP-SIM biomechanical simulations. Presented at International Urogynecological Association 45th Annual Meeting, 2020.

    Gordon Mark T., DeLancey John O. L., Renfroe Aaron, Battles Andrew and Chen Luyun Development of anatomically based customizable three-dimensional finite-element model of pelvic floor support system: POP-SIM1.0 Interface Focus 2019, 9(4) 2019.0022.

    Gordon, MT, Renfroe, A, and Chen, L. Development of a 3D customizable finite element model of anterior vaginal wall support system. Presented at the World Congress on Biomechanics, 2018.

    Gordon, MT, DeLancey, J, and Chen, L. The effect of enlarged hiatus on the exposed vaginal length and apical ligament tension in women with anterior vaginal wall prolapse: a 3D customizable finite element model analysis. Presented at the World Congress on Biomechanics, 2018.

    Gordon, MT, Chun, S, Zhao, X, Nalbandian, M, Han, M, and Oyanader, M. Design Course for First-Year Students in Multiple Engineering Disciplines. Presented at 2018 ASEE Zone IV Conference; Boulder, Colorado, 2018.

    Rickard, M, Kim, SJ, Gordon, MT, Kong, S, and Havrisik, P. Design of a Practice Fundamentals of Engineering Exam for Undergraduate Biomedical Engineering Students. Presented at Biomedical Engineering West Regional Conference, 2017.

    Anklam, A, Oyanader, M, Zhao, X, Gordon, MT, and Young, V. Stealing a Freshman-Level Separations Project. Presented at the AIChE meeting, 2016.

    Gordon, MT, Ashton-Miller, JA, DeLancey JOL, Chen, L. (2016). Use Inverse Finite Element Method to Determine the Impairments in Pelvic Floor Support Structure in Women with Pelvic Organ Prolapse. Paper presented at Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference, National Harbor, MD.

    Gordon, MT. (2015) How Students’ Views of New Teaching Techniques Change Over Time. Paper presented at American Society of Engineering Education 2015: Making Value for Society, Seattle, WA.

    Hekman, KA and Gordon, MT. (2013) Automated Grading of First Year Student CAD Work. Computers in Education Journal. 5(2), 16-24.

    Hekman, KA and Gordon, MT. (2013) Automated Grading of First Year Student CAD Work. Paper presented at American Society of Engineering Education 2013: Atlanta, GA.

    Cook PL, Vanderhill JL, Cook AE, Van Norstrand, DW, Gordon MT, and Harper PE. (2012) Light scattering measurement and Avrami analysis of the lamellar to inverse hexagonal phase transition kinetics of the lipid DEPE. Chem. Phys. Lipids 165, 270-276.

    Schulz BW, Hart-Hughes S, Gordon MT, and Bulat T. (2012) Training implications of maximal forces on a computer-controlled and motor-driven leg press by age group, sex, footplate direction, and speed. Experimental Gerontology 47(4) 295:303.

    Seidler RD, Bernard JA, Burutolu TB, Fling BW, Gordon MT, Gwin JT, Kwak Y, and Lipps DB (2010) Motor control and aging: Links to age-related brain structural, functional, and biochemical effects. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews 34(5) 721:733.

    Gordon MT, Schulz BW, and Ashton-Miller JA. A Comparison of Maximal Knee Moments Generated During Single Joint Knee Extension and Leg Press Tasks. Annual Meeting of American Society of Biomechanics, Providence, RI 2010.

    Gordon MT and Ashton-Miller JA. A Theoretical Study of the Effect of Elbow Muscle Co-Contraction Level on Forearm Steadiness. Annual Meeting of American Society of Biomechanics, State College, PA 2009.

    Gordon MT, Machiela MJ, Cook PL, and Harper PE. 2-D Cellular Automata Simulation of the Lα-Hii Phase Transition. Annual Meeting of Biophysical Society, Baltimore, MD 2004.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Crest Community Church

  • Interests & Hobbies

    My wife Catherine and I have three young children that keep us busy.

    *Sports (ultimate frisbee, rock climbing, soccer, disc golf, etc.)
    *Strategy Board Games (Carcassonne, Pandemic, etc.)
    *Baking Sourdough Bread

  • Personal Philosophy

    Even youths grow tired and weary,
    and young men stumble and fall;
    but those who hope in the Lord
    will renew their strength.
    They will soar on wings like eagles;
    they will run and not grow weary,
    they will walk and not be faint.

    --Isaiah 40:30-31