Who We Are

The Gordon Commission is a group of outstanding educational leaders who will produce a vision for assessment that is fair and beneficial to improving U.S. education and which will advance technology to improve educational measurement and student achievement.

The members of the Gordon Commission are distinguished scholars in the fields of education sciences, psychometrics and public policy, and thoughtful leaders in the arena of public affairs.

COMMISSION MEMBERS

J. Lawrence Aber

J. Lawrence Aber

University Professor and Albert and Blanche Willner Family Professor of Psychology and Public Policy, Department of Applied, Psychology, Steinhardt School of Education, New York University

 

Bruce M. Alberts

Bruce M. Alberts

Editor in Chief, Science Magazine; United States Envoy; Professor Emeritus, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco

 

John Bailey

John Bailey

Director, Dutko Worldwide

 

Eva Baker

Eva Baker

Distinguished Professor of Education, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies; Director, National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST)

 

John T. Behrens

John T. Behrens

Vice President, Pearson Center for Digital Transformation

 

Randy Bennett

Randy Elliot Bennett

Norman O. Frederiksen Chair in Assessment Innovation, Research & Development Division, Educational Testing Service (ETS)

 

Ana Mari Cauce

Ana Mari Cauce

Provost and Earl R. Carlson Professor of Psychology, University of Washington

 

Linda Darling-Hammond

Linda Darling-Hammond

Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Co-Director School Redesign Network (SRN), Stanford University School of Education

 

Ana Mari Cauce

James Paul Gee

Mary Lou Fulton Presidential Professor of Literacy Studies
Arizona State University

 

Louis M. Gomez

Louis M. Gomez

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Chair in Digital Media and Learning, UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information

 

Kenji Hakuta

Kenji Hakuta

Lee L. Jacks Professor of Education, Stanford University School of Education

 

Frederick M. Hess

Frederick M. Hess

Resident Scholar and Director of Education Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research

 

Andrew Ho

Andrew Ho

Assistant Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University

 

Freeman A. Hrabowski, III

Freeman A. Hrabowski, III

President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

 

Michael E. Martinez

Michael E. Martinez (1956–2012)

Professor, Department of Education, University of California, Irvine

 

Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton

Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton

Associate Professor, Psychology Department, University of California, Berkeley

 

Robert Mislevy

Robert Mislevy

Frederic M. Lord Chair in Measurement and Statistics, ETS

 

Jim Pellegrino

Jim Pellegrino

Liberal Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor, Distinguished Professor of Education, Co-Director of Learning Sciences Research Institute, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Diane Ravitch

Diane Ravitch

Research Faculty, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, New York University

 

Lauren Resnick

Lauren Resnick

Senior Scientist, Project Director, Learning Research and Development Center, Distinguished University Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science, University of Pittsburgh

 

Charlene Rivera

Charlene Rivera

Research Professor and Executive Director, The George Washington University, Center for Equity and Excellence in Education

 

Ezekiel Dixon-Román

Ezekiel Dixon-Román

Assistant Professor of Social Policy and Education, School of Social Policy & Practice, University of Pennsylvania Director of the Latino Social Service & Policy Initiative

 

Lorrie A. Shepard

Lorrie A. Shepard

Dean and University Distinguished Professor, School of Education, University of Colorado at Boulder

 

Lee Shulman

Lee Shulman

President Emeritus, The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Emeritus, School of Education, Stanford University

 

Elena Silva

Elena Silva

Senior Associate for Research and Policy
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

 

Claude Steele

Claude Steele

Dean, School of Education, Stanford University

 

Claude Steele

Shael Polakow-Suransky

Chief Academic Officer and Senior Deputy Chancellor
New York City Department of Education

 

Ross Wiener

Ross Wiener

Executive Director, Education and Society Program, The Aspen Institute

 

Governor Robert Wise

Governor Robert Wise

President, Alliance for Excellent Education

 

Constance M. Yowell

Constance M. Yowell

Director of Education, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

 

Edmund W. Gordon

CHAIRMAN
Edmund W. Gordon

John M. Musser Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, Yale University, Richard March Hoe Professor of Psychology and Education, Emeritus, Teachers College, Columbia University

 

Paola Heincke

EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Paola Heincke

Executive Officer, Gordon Commission on the Future of Assessment in Education