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David Gordon

Senior Director, Publishing & Communications
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Since 2004, David Gordon has led CAST’s communications and publishing efforts, including the development of numerous books, articles, videos, websites, and other media about Universal Design for Learning (UDL).

In 2014, he became the founding Publisher and Editor of CAST Professional Publishing.

David came to CAST from the Harvard Education Publishing Group, where he edited the award-winning Harvard Education Letter and served as the founding Senior Editor of Harvard Education Press.

He was an associate editor at Newsweek and has written for numerous other publications, including the Christian Science Monitor, New York, the Boston Herald, and Die Zeit (Germany).

As a journalist, he won a National Press Club Award for his analysis of teacher certification programs, and the Arthur F. Burns prize from the International Center for Journalists for reporting on the revitalization of eastern Germany.


MFA, Emerson College
BA, Columbia University

Selected Publications

Meyer, A., Rose, D.H., & Gordon, D. (2014). Universal design for learning: Theory and Practice. Wakefield, MA: CAST Professional Publishing.

Gordon, D.T., Gravel, J.W., & Schifter, L.A. (2009). A policy reader in universal design for learning. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

Gordon, D.T. (2003). Better teaching and learning in the digital classroom. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

Gordon, D.T. (2003). A nation reformed? American education 20 years after ‘A Nation at Risk’.  Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

Gordon, D.T. (2000). The digital classroom: How technology is changing the way we teach and learn. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Education Press.

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