About the Author
Don Gordon is an adjunct lecturer in political science at Northwestern University and has taught economics at the Keller Graduate School of Management. Lifelong Chicago residents, he and his wife have raised their daughters in the city's Rogers Park neighborhood. Gordon has been a community activist there for over twenty-five years and recently ran for alderman in his ward (49th). His interest in politics began as a volunteer in Senator Robert Kennedy's abbreviated campaign for president in 1968. He has a bachelor's degree in economics from Loyola University (Chicago) and a master's in project management from Keller GSM, but likes to remind everyone that he also has a "PhD" (Paid his Dues) from years as a community activist inside the beast of Chicago politics.