Nora Gordon is a professor at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Prior to moving to Georgetown, Gordon served as a staff economist for President Clinton’s Council of Economic Advisors and as a member of the economics faculty at the University of California, San Diego. She is the recipient of research fellowships from the Spencer Foundation, the National Academy of Education, and the American Educational Research Association, and other organizations. She lectures widely on education policy. And she has contributed to a wide range of scholarly publications on school desegregation, federal education programs, and other topics. Gordon earned a doctorate in economics from Harvard University. She is the co-author of Common-Sense Evidence: The Education Leader’s Guide to Using Data and Research.