Dr. Gordinier is a scholar whose work bridges scholarly production and creative performance. He is the Robert G. Albion Historian at Mystic Seaport and a visiting scholar at the University of Connecticut, Avery Point. His publications include Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Power in Maritime America, 2008; Race, Ethnicity and Power in Maritime America, 2005; and Fishing out of Stonington, 2004. He is well known for his performance of Josiah Gardner, a 19th-century master mariner under sail. Acclaimed by The New York Times, his historical portrayal has been seen across the U.S. and abroad.