"My work here as an instructor is driven by a desire to give back to WITC in the same measure as the college gave to me as a student."
M.S., University of Minnesota-Duluth
Paul Gordon is an information technology instructor based on the Ashland campus. He has been teaching IT classes for 13 years at WITC and has taught nationwide classes for IT instructors as part of the National Convergence Technology Center. Prior to teaching at WITC, Gordon was a student of WITC’s microcomputer electronics technician program. After graduating from that program, he worked as a systems administrator and adjunct instructor in Duluth, Minn. Over the years, Gordon has received certifications in VCP 4, VCP 5, CCNA, CCNA Security, Linux+, Security+, Net+ and A+.
Gordon is actively involved with WITC and WITC’s students. He is a club advisor for the IT Projects Club. As a service-learning project, Gordon helped organize a trip for IT students to Guatemala where they improved the educational technology and networking capabilities for a small school. He also teaches Lego® Robotics each summer to area youth.
Gordon’s contributions to the professional field, community and the technical college field earned him WITC-Ashland’s 2017 Distinguished Alumnus award.
In his spare time, Gordon is active in the Ashland community. He’s a member of the Bay Area Karate Club, North Country Trail Association and the North Coast Association. He is also a board member of the Bay Area Film Society.