L. Suzanne Gordon


Ph.D., University of Maryland

Phone: 301-405-8979
2108 Skinner Building
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Dr. Gordon's research is the first near-death-studies or death-and-dying studies project to use the ethnographic method, and a health-education and comparative-culture-studies framework, to situate near-death experience (NDE) survivors as the insider-experts on the first-hand experience of dying.

Her research was supported by research grants from UMCP and the International Association of Near-Death Studies; and recognized with an annual, international graduate research award for cross-cultural scholarship in death and dying by the Association for Death Education and Counseling. Founding member, Board of Directors, American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences (ACISTE); founding member, National Women's Studies Association's International Task Force on Women's Spiritualities.