Edmund Gordon
Yale University and Teachers College, Columbia University
Richard March Hoe Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Education

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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. 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, 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. 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 1979 he was elected member of the National Academy of Education and in 2017 he was elected as a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Among his most recent honors are: being named Honorary President of the American Educational Research Association in 2021, 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, NY the Edmund W. Gordon Campus of Teachers College, Columbia University. Between 2011 and 2013, Gordon organized and chaired the Gordon Commission on the Future of Assessment in Education. Gordon has been named one of America's most prolific and thoughtful scholars. He is the author of more than 400 articles and 25 books.

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