Dr. Gordon was born in the small South-western Michigan town of Dowagiac, which means "Stream of Many Fish," in the native tongue of the region's indigenous Potowatomie Tribe. Nestled in a bosom of agrarian tranquility, and less than 20 miles across the Micihiana Border from the University of Notre Dame at South Bend, ostensibly, Dowagiac, (population 7,208) was one of many idyllic towns freckling the heartland of "Ike and Mamie’s America." Billy spent the first 18 years of his life here, which in many ways was equally generic, wholesome and Small-Town-USA.

In the fall of 1972, following high school graduation, Gordon entered the Canons Regular Order of the Holy Cross at Crosier Seminary, a Roman Catholic Monastic Custody in Onamia Minnesota near the Chippewa Nation Reservation on Lake Millacs.

After the first semester of his freshman year, Gordon and the Crosiers agreed that although, Billy definitely had a calling; it was not religious. So Gordon transferred at the semester break to The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.

Gordon withdrew from the University of Michigan in his Junior year and moved to Los Angeles. In Los Angeles he was "discovered" by now CAA Super Agent Rob W. Kenneally. Kenneally sent Gordon to study with Harvey Lembeck at Paramount studios to receive acting training in 3-camera-situation-comedy for television.

 

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.

Dr. Gordon did his Post Doctoral Research at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA under the supervision of Mark S. Cohen PhD, in Brain Research and Functional Neuroimaging at the UCLA Brain Mapping Center. During this time, Dr. Gordon served on the Advocacy Committee of UCLA Society of Post Doctoral Scholars.

Dr Gordon currently serves as Chair of the Advisory Committee for Collective Concerns in Medicine,