Alex Gordon is a Research Analyst in the Education Lab and the Crime Lab, working primarily on personalized learning research. His prior job titles include Student Success Coach at City Year Chicago, 5th-8th Grade Math Teacher at the St. Bartholomew School, and Research Analyst at the UChicago Consortium on School Research.

He holds a B.A. with majors in Mathematics, Economics, and Higher Education Studies from Northwestern University, as well as an M.A. in Public Policy with a Certificate in Research Methods from the University of Chicago.