Dr. Anderson earned his PhD in English with an emphasis in English Education from Western Michigan University and both his Master of Arts in English with a concentration in Pedagogy and Writing and his Bachelor of Science in Secondary English Education from Northern Michigan University.
Dr. Anderson is an Assistant Professor of English in the humanities department and teaches courses on Literature for Young Adults, Grammar in Context, Teaching Composition, and Teaching English in Middle and Secondary Schools. In addition, he serves as a University Supervisor for pre-service teachers during their student teaching experience.
His research interests include the impact of culturally relevant pedagogy on rural school districts and how educators can better prepare students to become critical consumers of information in the digital age. He has spent the past twelve years teaching in a variety of rural educational settings at the middle school, high school, and post-secondary levels.
Dr. Anderson is a member of the National Council of Teachers of English, the Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English, the Assembly on Literature for Adolescents, and the National Rural Education Association.