Dr. Gobel-Lynch (he/him) is the Director of Transition Programs at Landmark College. Eric earned his BA in History from Heidelberg University, his MA in Medieval Studies from Western Michigan University, and his PhD in Higher Education Leadership from TCU.
Aside from being a longtime professional student, Eric is an active member of the College Autism Network and has been a member of the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE), National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), and the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). He has been a speaker at international and national conferences including sessions at the International Congress of Medieval Studies, International Conference on Political Economy, NASPA, and the College Autism Summit.
Academically, Dr. Gobel-Lynch's interests continue to include both Higher Education and the Middle Ages. The study of institutional identities, perceptions, and town/gown relations were central to his dissertation, while the Black Death and Baltic Crusades remain areas of interest in the medieval world. Eric has taught interdisciplinary courses in Medieval Studies and identity development as well as working with students as an academic coach, disability accommodations provider, tutor, supervisor, and Game Master.
In his personal life, Eric loves to hike, play video games and TableTop games, read, act, and spend time with his daughter. He is currently enjoying games like Total War: Rome II, Hades, Assassin's Creed, Jackbox, and Offworlders. Eric is also trying his hand at game design, and is working on his own TTRPG in the classic Medieval Fantasy genre.
Ph.D., Higher Education Leadership, Texas Christian University
M.A., Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University
B.A., History, Heidelberg University
Perceived and assumed identity of colleges and universities
Tabletop gaming as an academic and social support
The development of ethical and moral frameworks in individuals
The Black Death and the Flagellant movement
The Baltic Crusades
Ties between the Hanseatic League and the Teutonic Order