William Allen Anderson

Clinical Assistant Professor; TEP Coordinator

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What I do

Director of the Teacher Education Program
Clinical Assistant Professor

Professional Biography

Dr. William Anderson is Director of Teacher Education and Clinical Professor at the Morgridge College of Education at the University of Denver. He earned his Ed.D from the University of Colorado at Denver in Education Leadership for Educational Equity. Dr. Anderson was a secondary Social Studies teacher for thirteen years in Denver Public Schools. He also worked in special education at the beginning of his career. Dr. Anderson leads professional development on culturally sustaining pracitices and emancipatory pedagogies nationally. He is a former member of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Teachers Advisory Council from 2014-2016, and National Geographic Teacher Advisory Council 2018-2020, and is currently member of EdLoc’s (Education Leaders of Color) Leadership Committee. Dr. Anderson is the founder and operator of Love 1st Education Consultation, and is a self-professed nerd, who loves to read, write, eat junk food, and laugh. A quote from Malcolm X best sums up Dr. Anderson’s education philosophy, “Of all our studies, history is best qualified to reward our research”.


Schmidt, K., & Anderson, W. (2021). Building cultural competence: Preparing apprentice teachers to teach in urban contexts. Colorado Educator Preparation Faculty Convening. Online: Colorado Educator Preparation Faculty.