James D. Anderson

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James D. Anderson', Professor, University of Illinois.

He completed his Ph.D. in 1973 at the History of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

"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." [1]

Activities & Honors

  • 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
  • President, History of Education Society, 1992-1993

Selected Publications

  • 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. (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.

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  1. James D. Anderson, University of Illinois, accessed May 8, 2010.