Derrick M Gordon, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Research, Policy and Program on Male Development, The Consultation Center
Derrick Gordon, PhD, directs TCC’s Research, Policy and Program on Male Development. In his capacity at TCC, he provides evaluation consultation, community program consultation, and facilitation to federally funded (e.g., CDC) health initiatives, Connecticut State and New Haven initiatives, and National evaluation initiatives (e.g., Healthy Start, Fatherhood). These activities are conducted in partnership with key constituent groups. Since joining TCC in 1998, he has designed and led evaluations of health and human service programs across a variety of sectors including public health, men’s health, fatherhood, juvenile justice, education, youth development, behavioral health, and child welfare. These efforts are usually family focused and some have a special emphasis on men and boys. Derrick brings more than 20 years of experience providing consultation on the development and implementation of program evaluations to nonprofit agencies, coalitions, foundations, communities, and local and state departments. In his partnership with communities, he has focused on hearing their needs and actively engaging them in the evaluation process to build capacity that addresses their needs and are sustainable. Derrick has trained, both locally and nationally, on evaluation principles, techniques, and design. In addition to his involvement in key national organizations that support the development of evaluation consultants, he holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology and completed postdoctoral training in community psychology methods.