William Gordon

  • Associate Professor of Planning and Geography
  • Office: Rodman Hall, Rm 304
  • Phone: 401.874.5108
  • Email: wgordon@uri.edu


  • Environmental Planning and Law
  • Artificial Reef Planning and Development
  • Knowledge Transfer in Government and Private Sectors
  • Evaluation of Natural Resource Programs
  • Environmental Education


  • Ph.D., Urban and Regional Science, Texas A&M University, 1987
  • M.M.A, Marine Affairs, University of Rhode Island, 1981
  • M.A., Geography, University of Rhode Island, 1980
  • B.A., Geography, University of Southern Maine, 1977

Teaching Experience

  • Associate Professor, University of Rhode Island 1995-present
  • Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island, 1991
  • Assistant Professor, Southwest Texas State University, 1987
  • Instructor, Southwest Texas State University, 1984

Course Topics: Environmental Law, Environmental Planning, Land Development, and Assessing Landscape Capabilities (topographical analysis and mapping, soils, hydrological and glacial interpretation of New England landscapes for Landscape Architects).