Bruce Gordon, PhD

College of Arts and Humanities
Philosophy, History, Law, and Society
  • Associate Professor, History & Philosophy of Science
  • Scholar-in-Residence


  • PhD, History and Philosophy of Science (Physics), Northwestern University
  • MAR, Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Theological Seminary
  • MA, Philosophy, University of Calgary
  • BS, Applied Mathematics, University of Calgary
  • ARCT, Piano Performance, Royal Conservatory of Music, University of Toronto

Courses Taught

  • Informal Logic
  • Mathematical Logic and Metatheory
  • Precalculus
  • Calculus
  • Linear Algebra
  • Integrated Science
  • Intelligent Design Theory
  • Philosophy of Physics
  • History and Philosophy of Science
  • Science and Religion
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Philosophy of Language

Teaching Focus

Dr. Gordon’s primary teaching foci are mathematical logic, the history and philosophy of science, science and religion, the relationship between modern physics and theistic metaphysics, and intelligent design theory.


He is the author of a variety of articles in scholarly journals and the co-editor of two books, to which he also contributed: The Nature of Nature: Examining the Role of Naturalism in Science, co-edited with William Dembski (ISI Books, 2011) and the forthcoming Biological Information: New Perspectives, co-edited with Michael Behe, William Dembski, Robert Marks, and John Sanford (Springer-Verlag, 2012).

Additional Information

He has taught at Northwestern University, the University of Notre Dame, Baylor University, Biola University, and The King’s College, as well as served as Research Director for the Center for Science and Culture at Discovery Institute, where he remains a Senior Fellow.

Professor Gordon’s research focuses on: (1) the interpretation and inter-relationship of quantum theory, relativity, unification physics, cosmology, and philosophical theology; (2) intelligent design theory applied to physics, cosmology, and biology; (3) socio-cultural, methodological, epistemological, and metaphysical factors affecting the historical development and current practice of science; (4) historically orthodox Christian biblical interpretation and theological formulation with respect to questions raised by modern science; and (5) education and public policy issues related to science, ethics, and culture.