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Associate Director of Corporate Relations, School of Engineering - External Relations
Current Role at StanfordJeff Gordon is the Associate Director of Corporate Relations in Stanford’s School of Engineering. In this role he works with faculty and colleagues to advance the School's corporate partnership programs, build long-term relationships with companies, and increase the flow of industry support to the School through gifts, affiliate memberships, and sponsored research. Prior to joining Stanford Engineering he served as Senior Director of Program Development and External Partnerships at the San Jose State University Research Foundation where he facilitated increased support to San Jose State’s research and academic programs across multiple academic disciplines. He also held strategy, business development, marketing and sales positions during a successful career in the telecommunications sector. At Pacific Bell he served as a Sales Vice President and Director of Broadband Services, Strategy and Product Marketing. His work with many tech-based entrepreneurial ventures included serving as Director of Industry Relations for Silicon Valley start-up IPWireless. He has also provided business/market development and strategic consulting services to private and public sector, as well as non-profit clients. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from San Diego State University, and M.A. in Public Policy Analysis from Claremont Graduate University. He also was a Coro Public Affairs Leadership Fellow.
Assistant Dean, School of Engineering - Student Affairs
Current Role at StanfordAssistant Dean, Graduate Students
Stanford Engineering Office of Student Affairs
My focus: the 3500 graduate students and postdocs in Stanford's Engineering programs, and the policy and procedures that affect them. (A substantial component is financial policy and procedure.)
Secondary focus: the systems supporting their academic progress and financial support, including data & analysis.
In our School, graduate students and postdocs usually work directly with their department's Student Services Managers and staff, and with faculty advisors. The Dean's office does not play so visible or direct a role.
I am more than happy to talk with students, postdocs, and faculty. Most of my work, however, is "behind the scenes" with our departments and with my colleagues in the Schools and central offices (Financial Aid, VPGE, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, etc).