Philosophy professor Lewis Gordon leads Temple University students in a discussion on African political thought. Dr. Lewis Gordon has only been teaching at Temple University since 2004, but he’s already made a name for himself on campus. That’s because Gordon, 44, a professor of religion, philosophy and Judaic studies, is building up scholarship in an area few have explored: Afro-Jewish studies. A black Jew himself, Gordon is working to create a clearinghouse for research on black Jews in the Diaspora, called the Center for Afro-Jewish Studies.