In his service as Dean from 2013-2022, Dr. Anderson continued and strengthened the college’s already strong collaboration with the School District of Philadelphia and surrounding districts. Under his leadership, the college appointed new faculty who have contributed to a substantial increase in externally funded research expenditure and the college’s expanded research profile. Dr. Anderson has advanced the college’s prominence as a national center of excellence in research and teaching.
In 2009, Dr. Anderson was named dean of Denver’s Morgridge College of Education. Prior to that appointment, he served as an associate professor of higher and postsecondary education at Columbia University’s Teachers College. In 2006, he was granted an extended leave from Teachers College to become the higher education policy officer in educational opportunity and scholarship programs at the Ford Foundation in New York. Dr. Anderson serves on numerous national and regional boards including the Deans for Impact, A Running Start Philadelphia, and the University of North Carolina (UNC) Educator Quality Dashboard External Advisory Committee (EAC).

Selected Publications


  • Anderson, G.M., Barone, R., Bowlby, N., & Sun, J.C. (2015). Addressing the Symptoms and not the System: A Critical Look at the Impact of Technocratic Paradigmatic Funding in Higher Education. In Critical Approaches to the Study of Higher Education A Practical Introduction (pp. 257-284). Baltimore, MD: JHU Press.

  • Anderson, G.M. (2012). Equity and Critical Policy Analysis in Higher Education: A Bridge Still Too Far. The Review of Higher Education, 36(1S), pp. 133-142. Project Muse. doi: 10.1353/rhe.2012.0051

  • (2010). The Future of Diversity. Palgrave Macmillan US. doi: 10.1057/9780230107885

  • Anderson, G.M. (2010). Consuming Diversity in American Higher Education. In The Future of Diversity (pp. 123-146). doi: 10.1057/9780230107885_10

  • Anderson, G.M., Sun, J.C., & Alfonso, M. (2006). Effectiveness of Statewide articulation agreements on the probability of transfer: A preliminary policy analysis (vol 29, pg 261, 2006). REVIEW of HIGHER EDUCATION, 29(4). Retrieved from

  • Anderson, G.M., Alfonso, M., & Sun, J.C. (2006). Rethinking cooling out at public community colleges: An examination of fiscal and demographic trends in higher education and the rise of statewide articulation agreements. Teachers College Record, 108(3), pp. 422-451. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-9620.2006.00657.x

  • Anderson, G.M., Sun, J.C., & Alfonso, M. (2006). Effectiveness of statewide articulation agreements on the probability of transfer: A preliminary policy analysis. Review of Higher Education, 29(3). doi: 10.1353/rhe.2006.0001

  • Anderson, G.M. (2005). In the name of diversity: Education and the commoditization and consumption of race in the United States. Urban Review, 37(5), pp. 399-423. doi: 10.1007/s11256-005-0017-z

  • Gregory, M.A.A., Corrigan, D.M., & Daugherty, E.J.B. (2005). The Search for a Critical Mass of Minority Students: Affirmative Action and Diversity at Highly Selective Universities and Colleges. The Good Society, 14(3), pp. 51-57. doi: 10.1353/gso.2006.0001

  • Constantine, M.G., Anderson, G.M., Caldwell, L.D., Berkel, L.A., & Utsey, S.O. (2005). Examining the cultural adjustment experiences of African international college students: A qualitative analysis. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 52(1), pp. 57-66. doi: 10.1037/0022-0167.52.1.57

  • Anderson, G.M. (2003). National Liberation, Neoliberalism, and Educational Change: The Case of Post-Apartheid South Africa. The Journal of African American History, 88(4), pp. 377-392. doi: 10.2307/3559087

  • Anderson, G.M. (2003). Racial Identity, the Apartheid State, and the Limits of Political Mobilization and Democratic Reform in South Africa: The Case of the University of the Western. Identity, 3(1), pp. 29-52. doi: 10.1207/s1532706xid0301_03

  • Anderson, G.M. (2002). Access to Higher Education. In J.J.F. Forest & K. Kinser (Eds.), Higher Education in the United States: A-L. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO. Retrieved from

  • Anderson, G.M. (1992). The Dialectic of Domination in South Africa. Found Object, 1(1).