, Vice Chairman,
National Intelligence Council
Dr. David Gordon was named Vice Chairman of the National Intelligence Council in June 2004. Previously, he served as Director of CIA's Office of Transnational Issues (OTI), an office that covers a broad array of critical national security issues, including global energy and economic security, corruption and illicit financial activity, foreign denial and deception programs, and societal and humanitarian conflicts.
Dr. Gordon joined CIA in May 1998, when he was appointed National Intelligence Officer for Economics and Global Issues on the NIC. He directed major analytic projects on country-level economic and financial crises, emerging infectious disease risks, global demographic trends, and the changing geopolitics of energy, as well as provided leadership for the NIC's seminal Global Trends 2015 report.
Prior to his earlier service on the NIC, Dr. Gordon was Senior Fellow and Director of the US Policy Program at the Overseas Development Council. He also served as a senior staff member on the International Relations Committee of the US House of Representatives; and as the regional economic policy advisor for the US Agency for International Development, based in Nairobi, Kenya.
In the 1980s, Dr. Gordon pursued an academic career with a joint appointment at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. Currently, Dr. Gordon is an adjunct professor at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He has also taught at the College of William and Mary, Princeton University, and the University of Nairobi.
Dr. Gordon is a graduate of Bowdoin College and undertook graduate studies in both political science and economics at the University of Michigan, where he received his PhD in 1981.