FLORENCE, S.C. – Renowned educational researcher Lorin W. Anderson has been named a visiting research professor at Francis Marion University.
As a visiting research professor, Anderson will be on campus during the spring 2006 semester. Among other duties, he will be available to help faculty with their educational research projects. His appointment is sponsored by FMU’s Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty.
Anderson recently retired from the University of South Carolina as a Carolina Distinguished Professor. He had taught at USC since 1973. He has taught graduate courses in curriculum development, educating economically disadvantaged children, and research design.
He earned the B.A. degree in mathematics from Macalester College, the M.A. degree in counseling psychology from the University of Minnesota, and the Ph.D. degree in measurement, evaluation and statistical analysis from the University of Chicago, where he was a student of Benjamin
Anderson has published 17 books and monographs, 19 book chapters, and 33 journal articles. He has presented more than 100 papers at regional and national conferences and annual meetings. He has also secured more than $1 million in external funding to support his research activities.
Anderson has served as a visiting scholar at the University of Newcastle and the University of Sydney in Australia. He has been cited in “Who’s Who in American Education,” and has sat on the editorial boards of several prestigious education journals. He also earned the Outstanding Research Award from the USC College of Education.
“We are pleased to welcome an educator and researcher of Dr. Anderson’s stature to FMU,” said FMU provost Richard Chapman. “His expertise will aid our education faculty, which in turn will benefit the teachers and students of the Pee Dee.”
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