Title: Science Educator (Retired)
Company: Shippensburg University
Location: Provincetown, Massachusetts, United States
Elaine Janet Anderson, Ph.D., Retired Science Educator at Shippensburg University, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the fields of science and higher education.
Influenced by the profound effects of her grandmother, Dr. Anderson knew she wanted to become a teacher since a tender age. A native of Philadelphia, PA, she attended Bloomsburg University and received a Bachelor of Science in biology education in 1962. Transferring to Pennsylvania State University, she subsequently earned a Master of Education and a Doctor of Philosophy in secondary science in 1966 and 1974, respectively. She has since become a certified English and biology instructor, as well as a science supervisor, in the state of Pennsylvania.
Now retired, Dr. Anderson spent the majority of her illustrious career in the education realm, having commenced her career as a biology educator at several schools between 1962 and 1971. Traveling overseas, she was a biology educator at American International School in Vienna, Austria, for three years and an assistant professor at Schiller International University in Heidelberg, Germany, for one year. Thereafter, she returned to Pennsylvania, becoming an assistant professor at Pennsylvania State University for six years before delving into the health care field as an executive director of various corporations. Spending the latter half of her career at Shippensburg University, Dr. Anderson served as an assistant professor and associate professor in the biology department between 1994 and 2003, when she attained emeritus status.
Alongside her tenure in education, Dr. Anderson has been a prolific author, having penned multiple novels since 1993. Most recently authoring the crime novel “The Lighthouse Murder” in 2014, she previously wrote “Priority 1, Code Name: Marty” in 2013, “Invisibility Formula: Code Name IF” in 2010, “Chameleon” in 2008, and “Dragonfly” in 2006. She has maintained affiliation with the New England chapter of Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America to remain aware of developments within the realm of mystery writing. Other organizations with which she is associated include the Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association, the American Educational Research Association and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Equally passionate about her community, Dr. Anderson has spent much of the 21st century in local government in various roles with the Provincetown Board Selectmen, Provincetown Housing Council, and Provincetown Democratic Convention. She was subsequently honored by the Provincetown Conservation Commission for Outstanding Service throughout her time serving between 2003 and 2008.
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