Following the sudden death of Gordon's father, his mother moved into his home in Los Angeles, and he cared for her for the next 20 years until her death. During these years his modeling career lead him to the William Morris Agency in Beverly Hills, CA, which resulted in a Billboard Campaign in the European Commonwealth and a two National Commercials in Japan. Concomitantly he joined the WGA-w , SAG, AFTRA as a result of his freelance work as an actor, television writer and Morning Show Personality on KEARTH 101.He had four books published. His nationally syndicated newspaper column, earned several journalism awards and resulted in Gordon's induction into PEN-USA
Mentored by Sandra Cole, Ph.D., Professor, University of Michigan School of Medicine, In 1995 Gordon re-enrolled in The University of Michigan and graduated in 1997.
In 2001 Gordon went to study under James E. Elias, PhD, the last active researcher from the original Kinsey Institute who serves as Director of the Center for Sex Research, at California State University at Northridge, and is the preferred Expert Testimony by the United States Supreme Court. in Human Sexuality Matters.
In his year with Elias Gordon completed an Interdisciplinary Masters Degree in Psychology & Sociology. In November, 2004, following the conclusion of a 3-year internship at the Brain Mapping Core of the Center for Neurovisceral Sciences and Women’s Health in the Department of Digestive Diseases in the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Gordon was awarded his Ph.D.