The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between, the leader is a servant.

- Max De Pree

how can I serve you?

A PhD student in the Bay Area.

Accomplishing feats worthy of changing the world requires humility for your own experience.  I try to do so, one day at a time.

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 With whom have I worked?

Team Sherwood,

I want to take a few moments to highlight Pierce Gordon’s professionalism and the quality of his instruction.
He was high energy, extremely fluent in the topics discussed, personable and dedicated to providing quality instruction while ensuring any individual’s hangups of individuals were handled during breaks of after class.  If all your instructors were this strong you’d become a household name in testing prep though word of mouth – he’s that good.”

– Student, Sherwood Test Prep


“Pierce’s drive and intellect have been instrumental in the success of the Hopps Scholars Program. His diligence has served as an enormous help in establishing the Hopps Research Scholars Program as a national force for those students at Morehouse College committed to doctoral advancement….

What I admire most about Pierce, however, is his character. While accomplishing so much over his collegiate career, he manages to stay humble, helpful and considerate of his fellow Morehouse brothers.”

– Rahmelle Thompson, Director, John H. Hopps Research Scholars Program


…I was contacted by Pierce Gordon… [who] indicated an…interest in helping [ to improve the lives of the Croix March-A-Terre children].

He launched the HelpNSBEHelpHaiti initative…. Mr. Gordon stayed in close touch throughout the period, providing periodic updates… publicizing the initiative, progress on donations… Thanks to Mr. Gordon’s conviction, leadership abilities and commitment to the cause, the initiative exceeded the collection goal by over $200…”

– Maggie Douyon, Croix-A-March-A-Terre Representative


In my professional opinion, Pierce is a versatile, consistent, self-motivated, and well-mannered student of solid academic ability and work ethic…. According to my colleagues, his classroom performance ranks among the top one percentile of his peers through effective group participation, inquisitive questioning and practical problem-solving strategies.

Prof. Willie Rockward, Chair, Morehouse College Physics Department

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What have I worked on?


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  Where do we go from here?

I keep my social media presence vibrant. Follow my connections below (especially Facebook).

Interested in talking about research, either to learn or collaborate? I’m ready and willing.

Interested in an design thinking project in the Bay Area or abroad? I’m all ears.

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Got other ideas? My eyes, and ears are open.

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