Erin Anderson

Assistant Professor

  • Faculty
  • Morgridge College of Education

What I do

Erin Anderson (Ph.D., University of Virginia, Administration and Supervision) is an Assistant Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies in the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver.

Specialization(s)

and improvement science., doctoral proposal planning and design

Professional Biography

Erin Anderson is an assistant professor of Educational Leadership and Policy in the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver. She received her Ph.D. in Administration and Supervision from the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia. Dr. Anderson worked for five years as a research assistant and research associate for the University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA). During this time, she served on the committee for the Professional Standards of National Leaders (2015, formerly the ISLLC standards) and worked with The Wallace Foundation on the development of a five-year, $47 million initiative to help universities improve principal preparation. She has also been contracted by the American Institute of Research (AIR) for her state policy work and the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) to support the development of the 2015 PSEL and 2016 National Educational Leadership Preparation (NELP) standards (formerly, the ELCC standards).Her research focuses on the planning for school improvement, effective leadership practices in schools and districts, and policy and standards for principal preparation.

As a practitioner she worked as a teacher, a team leader, and the Dean of School Culture and Discipline in Brooklyn, NY, in addition to her work as a teacher at a small alternative school for students struggling with behavioral issues in Charlottesville, VA.

Degree(s)

  • Ph.D., University of Virginia, Curry School of Education, 2015
  • Certificate, Adult Degree Program in Social Studies Education, Mary Baldwin College, 2005
  • M.Ed., University of Virginia, Curry School of Education, 2004
  • BA, Sociology, University of Virginia, 2000

Professional Affiliations

  • American Educational Research Association
  • University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA),

Research

My research focuses on policy and standards for principal preparation as well as planning and leading school improvement.

Areas of Research

School improvement
Improvement Science
Principal Preparation