James D. Anderson
- Ph.D., History of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1973
- M.Ed., History and Social Studies Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1969
- B.A., Sociology, Stillman College, 1966
Key Professional Appointments
- Professor, History, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1990--
- Professor, Educational Policy Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1987--
- Assistant, Associate Professor, Educational Policy Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1974-1987
Activities & Honors
- Membership, National Academy of Education, 2008- present
- Appointed Honorary Professor, Chongquing, P. R. China, Southwest China Normal University, 1998-1999
- Spencer Mentor Award, The Spencer Foundation, 1998-1999
- Appointed Guest Honorable Professor, Yunnan University, 1998-1999
- Distinguished Career Teaching Award, College of Education, 1994-
- President, History of Education Society, 1992-1993
Research StatementMy 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.
- Parker, L., Hood, S., & Anderson, J. D. (in press). Racial desegregation in higher education. New York: Teachers College Press.
- Anderson, J. D. (1997). Philanthropy, the state and the development of Historically Black Public Colleges: The case of Mississippi. Minerva, A Review of Science, Learning and Policy, 35(3), 295-309.
- Anderson, J. D. (1995). Literacy and education in the African American experience. In V. L. Gadsen & D. A. Wagner (Eds.), Literacy among African-American youth, (pp. 19-37). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
- Anderson, J. D. (1993). Race, meritocracy, and the American academy during the immediate post World War II era. History of Education Quarterly (33)2, 151-175.
- Anderson, J. D. (1990, summer). Black Rural Communities and the Struggle for Education During the Age of Booker T. Washington, 1877-1915. Peabody Journal of Education, Vol. 67, No. 4 (published in 1992), 46-62.
- Anderson, J. D. (1988). The education of Blacks in the South, 1860-1935. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Press.
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