James Anderson

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James D. Anderson

James D. Anderson is the Edward William and Jane Marr Gutsgell Professor of Education; the Head of the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership; the Executive Associate Dean for the College of Education and affiliate Professor of History. His scholarship focuses broadly on the history of U.S. education, with specializations in the history of African American education in the South, the history of higher education desegregation, the history of public school desegregation, and the history of African American school achievement in the 20th century. His book, The Education of Blacks in the South, 1860-1935, won the American Educational Research Association outstanding book award in 1990. He is senior editor of the History of Education Quarterly. Anderson has served as an expert witness in a series of federal desegregation and affirmative action cases, including Jenkins v. Missouri, Knight v. Alabama, Ayers v. Mississippi, Gratz v. Bollinger, and Grutter v. Bollinger. He served as an adviser for and participant in the PBS documentaries School: The Story of American Public Education (2001), The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow (2002) and Forgotten Genius: The Percy Julian Story. He was elected to the National Academy of Education in 2008. In 2012, he was selected as a Fellow for Outstanding Research by the American Educational Research Association and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. In 2013, he was selected Center for Advanced Study Professor of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois.

Key Professional Appointments

Professor History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1990 – present

Research & Service

My past research has focused on the history of African American education in the South from 1860-1935, the history of higher education desegregation in southern states, the history of public school desegregation, institutional racism, and the representation of Blacks in secondary school history textbooks.

My current research projects include the history of African American public higher education and the development of African American school achievement in the twentieth century.

Publications

Parker, L. Hood, S. & Anderson, J. Racial desegregation in higher education. Teachers College Press: New York

Anderson, J. (1997) Philanthropy, the state and the development of Historically Black Public Colleges: The case of Mississippi. Minerva, A Review of Science Learning and Policy

Anderson, J. (1995) Literacy and education in the African American experience. Literacy among African-American youth. Hampton Press: Cresskill, NJ

Anderson, J. (1993) Race, meritocracy, and the American academy during the immediate post World War II era History of Education Quarterly

Anderson, J. (1990) Black Rural Communities and the Struggle for Education During the Age of Booker T. Washington, 1877-1915 Peabody Journal of Education

Anderson, J. (1988) The education of Blacks in the South, 1860-1935. University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Press: Chapel Hill, NC

President History of Education Society, 1992 – 1993

Undergraduate Open Seminar Course Information: Approved for letter and S/U grading. May be repeated. Specific sections approved for S/U grading.

Race and Cultural Diversity Study of race and cultural diversity from Colonial era to present; the evolution of racial ideology in an ethnically heterogeneous society; the impact of race on the structures and operations of fundamental social institutions; the role of race in contemporary politics and popular culture. Course Information: Same as AAS 310, AFRO 310, and LLS 310. Prerequisite: Completion of campus Composition I general education requirement.

Thesis Course Information: Prerequisite: Senior standing.

Independent Study Designed for students who wish to do advanced readings and research in greater depth and to investigate further ideas and themes that have been explored in EPS 199 and EPS 201. Course Information: Prerequisite: EPS 201; and consent of adviser and staff member who supervises the work.

Readings in Educational Policy Open only to persons who have been admitted for doctoral study in the Department of Educational Organization and Leadership. Course Information: Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Readings in Educational Policy Seminar in educational policy studies; sections offered in the following fields: (a) history of education; (b) philosophy of education; (c) comparative education; (d) social foundations of education; (e) philosophy of educational research; and (f) historical methods in education. Course Information: May be repeated. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

Field Study and Thesis Seminar Assists doctoral candidates in planning field studies and thesis problems; students are expected to present their studies at each of four stages: (1) the inception, delimitation, tentative design stage; (2) the proposed design stage; (3) the revised design stage; and (4) the final design stage. Students are expected to analyze all presentations critically. Course Information: Prerequisite: Open only to students who have been admitted for doctoral study.

Independent Study Offers opportunity and challenge of self-directive, independent study; develops the individual’s ability as an independent student and enables the student to pursue needed study in a field in which appropriate courses are not being offered during a given term. Course Information: May be repeated with approval. Prerequisite: Approval of study outline by adviser and the department chairman prior to enrollment.

Thesis Research Individual direction of research and thesis writing. Course Information: Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated.

Thesis Research Individual direction of research and thesis writing. Course Information: Approved for S/U grading only. May be repeated.

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