Anderson, Jeffrey

Title: Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs, and Professor of Psychology

Department: Academic Affairs

Phone: 352-588-8655

Email: jeffrey.anderson@saintleo.edu

Education:

  • Ph.D. in Psychology, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas
  • B.A. magna cum laude, Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin

Biography:

Jeffrey has a proven record of accomplishments in organization assessment, planning, and evaluation. Prior to joining the Saint Leo community, he served as director of consulting for a training and consulting firm and as director of an issues management group, Future Policy Alternatives, with the Texas Department of Human Services. He has more than 25 years of experience in organizational performance improvement.

He is currently a professor of psychology and associate vice president of Academic Affairs at Saint Leo University. He leads a collaborative research and assessment team that productively engages faculty and employees in using data to drive measurable improvements.

Jeffrey is a frequent presenter and workshop facilitator at the National Symposium on Student Retention. He has presented invited addresses on topics ranging from sales and customer loyalty to state policy on elder abuse, and he has served on the editorial board for the American Journal of Community Psychology.

Community Affiliation:

  • American Evaluation Association, former chair of needs assessment group
  • American Psychological Association, former Division 27 regional representative
  • Association for Institutional Research
  • Trinity Place Apartments, Inc., a HUD 202 housing project, former President, Board of Directors

Teaching & Professional Interests:

  • Social science research methods, needs assessment, and program evaluation
  • Development and use of consulting skills among internal change agents
  • Use of appreciative inquiry in generating sustainable organizational change
  • Survey research and development of respondent-friendly questionnaires
  • Use of predictive analytics to shape the profile of the incoming student class and to improve student success

Honors & Awards:

  • Saint Leo University Core Values Award (2011)
  • Strategic Sales Award (2001, 2002)
  • Texas Human Services Distinguished Service Award
  • U.S. Public Health Pre-doctoral Fellowship
  • Illinois Governor's Fellowship
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
  • Gamma Kappa Alpha (Scholastic)

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