Hello and Welcome to my Blog, Jewel Noir!
I am Dr. Kimberly A. Gordon Biddle, an Emeritus Professor from Sac State and an author of textbooks and
children’s books (PB & MG). I started out with humble beginnings, being raised in poverty by a single
parent mom in a rural village in Illinois. I was educated at the University of Redlands with a Double
BA in Psychology and Music, where I graduated Cum Laude. Then I continued my education at Stanford
University GSE, where I obtained a PhD in Child and Adolescent Development. After 30 years in the field,
28 years as a Professor, I am retired and focused on helping others with my writing. This monthly blog
is one way that I am helping. I hope it is informative and helpful to those who read it.