Edmund W. Gordon is the John M. Musser Professor of Psychology, Emeritus at Yale University, Richard March Hoe Professor, Emeritus of Psychology and Education, at Teachers College, Columbia University and Director Emeritus of the Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME) at Teachers College, Columbia University. Dr. Gordon also serves as Chairman of the Gordon Commission on the future of assessment in Education.
Professor Gordon's distinguished career spans professional practice, scholarly life as a minister, clinical and counseling psychologist, research scientist, author, editor, and professor. He has held appointments at several of the nation’s leading universities including Howard, Yeshiva, Columbia, City University of New York, and Yale. Additionally, Dr. Gordon has served as visiting professor at City College of New York and Harvard University. From July 2000 until August, 2001, he was Vice President for Academic Affairs and Interim Dean of Faculty at Teachers College, Columbia University.
Dr. Gordon has been recognized as a preeminent member of his discipline. He is an elected Fellow of various prestigious associations including the American Psychological Association, American Society of Psychological Science, the American Association for Orthopsychiatry and Fellow and Life Member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. In 1968 he was elected member of the National Academy of Education. Among his most recent honors is the “Edmund W. Gordon Chair for Policy Evaluation and Research” created by the Educational Testing Service to recognize his lasting contributions to developments in education including Head Start, compensatory education, school desegregation, and supplementary education. In 2005 Columbia University named its campus in Harlem, N. Y. the Edmund W. Gordon Campus of Teachers College, Columbia University.
Dr. Gordon has been named one of America’s most prolific and thoughtful scholars. He is the author of more than 200 articles and 18 books.
Edmund W. Gordon, Ed. D. has been married to Susan G. Gordon, M.D. since 1948. Together they conceived and raised four children, whom they claim as their most important achievements.
Recent publications include:
Gordon, E. W., & Bridglall, B. L. (2007). Affirmative Development: The Cultivation of Academic Ability. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers
Gordon, E.W. (2006) Establishing a System of Public Education in Which All Children Achieve At High Levels and Reach Their Full Potential. In The Covenant with Black America. Chicago, IL: Third World Press
Gordon, E. W., Bridglall, B. L., & Meroe, A. S. (Eds.). (2005). Supplementary Education: The Hidden Curriculum of High Academic Achievement. Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield Publishers
Gordon, E.W. (2000). Production of Knowledge and Pursuit of Understanding. In Camp Yeakey (Ed.), Edmund W. Gordon: Producing Knowledge, Pursuing Understanding. Stamford, CT: Jai Press.