I am pleased to announce that, following a nationwide search, Dr. Michael Anderson has
been appointed as the Academic Assessment Director at the College of Staten Island, effective
Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
Dr. Anderson brings with him over 20 years of experience in higher education as a faculty
member, department chair, and administrator. His experience has fostered a belief that
assessment of learning leads to improvement in student success and greater satisfaction for
instructors. Most recently, Dr. Anderson served as the Director of Academic Assessment at
Brooklyn College. He was the founding Chair of The City University of New York Assessment
Council, and he currently serves as its Secretary. His consulting on outcomes assessment
includes serving as an evaluator for educational grants, and grant proposals for NSF- and NIH-
sponsored initiatives. He has served as a test item reviewer for the Foreign Service Officer
Test (published by ACT for the U.S. Department of State). He has given numerous
presentations and workshops around NYC and nationally on learning outcomes assessment,
program evaluation/assessment, and logic models.
Previously, Dr. Anderson served as Chair of the Social Sciences Division and also as Chair of the
Department of History and Political Science at Clarke University, Dubuque, IA where he was
an Associate Professor of History and Political Science. Dr. Anderson holds a BA in History
from Walsh University and an MA and PhD in History from the University of Cincinnati.
Please join me in welcoming Dr. Anderson to the College of Staten Island.