Dr. John A. Anderson

  • Dr. John Anderson Professor

    Office Locations


    McElhaney Hall, Room 102L


    Dixon University Center



    • University of New Hampshire, PhD, Sociology
    • Marquette University, MA, Educational Psychology
    • Carroll College, BS, Psychology and Religion

    Areas of Research and Teaching Interest

    Statistics, Quantitative Methodology, Applied Sociology/Evaluation Research

    Dr. John Anderson’s C.V.

    Research Award


    John Anderson performs service and consulting in program planning and evaluation involving quantitative and qualitative methods. He’s a professor of sociology and the director of the Administration and Leadership Studies Research and Training Center at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He instructs graduate classes in applied statistics, advanced quantitative methods, and program evaluation. He directs various state and federal government sponsored research projects (averaging in excess of $1 million per year), which involve the use of modern data analysis, model development, policy research, and program evaluation.

    Anderson has 29 years of experience directing local government infrastructure-related technology transfer activities; evaluating training needs and outcomes; and developing methodologies used for allocating billions in public sector expenditures based on quantitative assessments of market practices, policy execution, and sociopolitical factors. In addition to local government infrastructure, Anderson spearheaded research frameworks and forecasting models for the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services to address aging and waiver-related services relative to population growth; evaluated incident management concerns for persons with disabilities; assisted the executive director and board for the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs with program development, marketing, and strategic planning; and has directed strategic management and planning exercises with international, national, state, and local policing departments. He has provided services to the administrative staff of Bethesda Mission, volunteered for their mobile mission efforts, and assisted in preparing for a multi-organizational community dialogue on homelessness and poverty in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, area.

    Completed dissertations and theses chaired by this faculty member