Edward E. Gordon is an internationally recognized writer, researcher, and speaker on workforce development, education reform, career planning, and the history of World War II, the U.S. Civil War, and the American West. His books on talent creation and education-to-employment issues include: Future Jobs: Solving the Employment and Skills Crisis (Praeger, 2013), Winning the Global Talent Showdown: How Businesses and Communities Can Partner to Rebuild the Jobs Pipeline (Berrett-Koehler, 2009), The 2010 Meltdown: Solving the Impending Jobs Crisis (Praeger, 2005), and SkillWars: Winning the Battle for Productivity and Profit (Butterworth-Heinemann, 2000). Ed has written over 200 articles in a wide variety of general interest, business, and education publications. He has been quoted on or featured in major media venues including the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, The Futurist, the PBS NewsHour, the CBS Network’s Early Show, CNN and more.
Ed Gordon is President of Imperial Consulting, a Chicago-based firm that advises corporations, educational institutions, workforce boards, government agencies, and trade associations on diverse aspects of talent development and education reform. Dr. Gordon received his Ph.D. in psychology and history from Loyola University Chicago.