Robert Gordon leads strategy, finance, research, and international efforts for the College Board, working to make sure that our programs and investments help all students succeed in college and career.
Robert joined the College Board from the U.S. Department of Education, where he served as acting assistant secretary at the Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Policy Development. Previously he served as acting deputy director at the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Robert has been described as the quarterback for the Obama Administration’s evidence-based policymaking initiatives, which closely tied program funding to quality evaluation.
Previously, Robert held a key role at the New York City Department of Education, orchestrating a fair student funding approach that has persisted through multiple school chancellors, served as a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution, a law guardian at the Juvenile Rights Division of the Legal Aid Society of New York, and a law clerk for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Robert earned his bachelor’s degree at Harvard University and his J.D. from Yale University. He has two children.