Jonathan Gordon

Jonathan Gordon

Senior research associate


PhD, Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MA, Political Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
BSc, Psychology/History, University of Toronto, Toronto

Jonathan Gordon is a senior research associate at RTI who serves as a project director for the Survey of Graduate Students and Postdoctorates in Science and Engineering, a project funded by the National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics at the National Science Foundation. The annual census looks at all U.S. academic institutions granting research-based master’s degrees or doctorates in science, engineering, and selected health fields as of the fall of the survey year. The goal of this project is to assess shifts in graduate enrollment and postdoctoral appointments and trends in financial support. Dr. Gordon also serves as the task lead for the Tables and Reports for the Survey of Earned Doctorates, an annual census conducted since 1957 of all individuals receiving a research doctorate from an accredited U.S. institution in a given academic year. This project aims to collect information on the doctoral recipient’s educational history, demographic characteristics and postgraduation plans. In addition, it also helps researchers understand characteristics of the doctoral population and trends in doctoral education and degrees. Dr. Gordon is a member of the Association for Institutional Research.

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