Assistant to the President
James D. Gordon III is assistant to the president for planning and assessment at Brigham Young
University. He is also Marion B. and Rulon A. Earl Professor of Law at the J. Reuben Clark Law School.
He received a B.A. in Political Science from BYU, and a J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.
He clerked for Judge Monroe G. McKay of the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and then practiced law
in Salt Lake City. He has served as associate academic vice president for faculty at the university, and
as an associate dean and interim dean of the law school.