Dr. Anderson is a native of Cleveland, Ohio, but lived most of his younger life in Vallejo, California. He is a graduate of Vallejo Senior High School, Solano Junior College and Boise State University. He attended Utah State University, School of Graduate Studies and later the University of Idaho, where in May 2006 he received a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership.
Dr. Anderson is a former scholarship football player for Boise State University. He is a published author, having written two novels ” A Field Day’ and ‘A Black Soul Rises’. Over three hundred articles of his have been published in newspapers and magazines. He is also an accomplished vocalist, recording three CDs and performing numerous live concerts and dinner shows for both small and large audiences.
Dr. Anderson conducts business seminars, teacher in-services and lectures, throughout the Pacific Northwest. His topics range from student motivation, diversity, multiculturalism in the classroom and Understanding and Disassembling Racism.
Dr. Anderson currently works for Boise State University in two capacities. He works with low income, first generation students as an Educational Specialist with the Federal Program Educational Talent Search. He has been with the program for over 16 years. He has served middle and high school student from Wilder High, Parma High, and Horseshoe Bend High and Canyon Springs High schools. As an adjunct instructor he also teaches a course entitled ‘Sociology of African Americans’, for the Sociology Department. In the past he taught speech communication, for the Communication Department at Boise State University, for 18 years.
Dr. Anderson was the first African American to have his own television show (Praise Time Videos), which aired for 3 years in the state of Idaho.