Lorin W. Anderson

Lorin W. Anderson
Carolina Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of South Carolina (USA)

Bio and Research Interest

Professor Anderson spent his entire academic career at the University of South Carolina, arriving in August, 1973, and retiring in August, 2006.  During his career at the University he taught graduate courses in research design, curriculum development, assessment, and evaluation.  Since his retirement, he has spent his time consulting with educators and policy makers on the revised Bloom’s Taxonomy, curriculum development, and effective teaching strategies for children of poverty in the United States, Eastern Europe, and South America.   His primary research interests are the nurturing of young educational researchers, the allocation and productive use of school time, and improving the quality of education for economically-disadvantaged children and youth.  In 2003, he co-founded the Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children of Poverty, which is located at Francis Marion University.  He has established an endowed fund at the University of South Carolina to support first-generation college students who aspire to become educators.


University of Chicago, 1973


De Ibarrola, M. & Anderson, L. W. (Eds.) (2014). The nurturing of new educational researchers: Dialogues and debates.  Rotterdam: Sense Publishers.

Morgan, G. B., Hodge, K. J., Trepinski, T., M., & Anderson, L. W. (2014).  The stability of teacher performance and effectiveness: Implications for policies concerning teacher evaluation.  Educational Policy Analysis Archives, 22(95), 1-18. [http://www.redalyc.org/pdf/2750/275031898095.pdf]

Anderson, L. W. (Ed.) (2013). Teaching for learning: A reference guide for results-oriented teachers.  Thessalonki, Greece: Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe.

Anderson, L. W. (2004). Increasing teacher effectiveness, Second edition.  Paris: UNESCO International Institute for Educational Planning.

Anderson, L. W. (Ed.) & Krathwohl, D. R. (Ed.) (2001). A taxonomy for learning, teaching, and assessing: A revision of Bloom’s taxonomy of educational objectives.  New York: Longman.


Contact Information

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Cell phone: 803-206-2559.


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