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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Edward E Gordon  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction Other

Born: 1949 Evergreen Park, Illinois


Illinois Connection

Edward is a native Chicagoan. He received his B. A. in History and Education, from DePaul University, his M. A. in History,from DePaul University, and his Ph. D. in History/Psychology, from Loyola University.

Biographical and Professional Information

Edward E. Gordon is an internationally recognized writer, researcher, speaker, and consultant on the future of America’s and the world’s workforce, educational preparation for jobs and careers, and regional economic development. He is president of Imperial Consulting in Chicago and Palm Desert, California. Imperial has a broad range of clients from Fortune 500 companies and the Swiss government to the Federal Reserve Bank and professional associations, workforce/economic development boards, non-profit organizations in health care, K-12 and higher education, museums, and think-tanks. Among his many books Ed has written a broad range of business titles including Winning the Global Talent Showdown, The 2010 Meltdown: Solving the Impending Jobs Crisis, Skills Wars, and FutureWork. His research on current business issues has appeared in the New York Times, New Yorker, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Business Week, Chicago Tribune, and Chicago Sun-Times as well as in the documentary film, “Waiting for Superman.” Gordon has authored numerous articles in such publications as Management Review, Human Resource Executive, Employment Relations Today, Employee Benefit News, Today’s Engineer, Training, Techniques (ACTE), Training & Development (ASTD), and Adult Learning (AAACE). He has appeared on the CBS network’s “The Early Show,” the PBS News Hour, CNN, NPR, and many other substantive discussion programs. Dr. Gordon received his Ph.D. in psychology and history from Loyola University, Chicago. For 20 years he taught in psychology, history, and business at three Chicago universities: DePaul, Loyola, and Northwestern. He has served on numerous professional civic, higher education and corporate boards. Gordon currently is a member of the Youth Council of the Chicago Workforce Board, the Executive Committee of the Chicago Manufacturing Renaissance Council, Concordia University College of Business Advisory Board, and the Advisory Board of the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership (Palm Springs, CA region).

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-- Winning the Global Talent Showdown was an American Society for Training & Development Book Club selection. The Association for Career & Technical Education selected Winning the Global Talent Showdown and The 2010 Meltdown