Gordon Wood Anderson

Gordon Anderson


Title: Physicist, Electrical Engineer, Professor
Company: City University of New York
Location: New York, New York, United States

Gordon Wood Anderson, Physicist, Electrical Engineer and Professor at the City University of New York, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in the field of physics and engineering research.

Dr. Anderson’s grandfather, great uncle, and cousins were all civil engineers on the railroad, and Dr. Anderson spent his early years traveling on and watching trains. He pursued an education at Cornell University and earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and a master’s degree in engineering in 1959. He continued his studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and obtained a Master of Science in 1961 and a PhD in 1969. Dr. Anderson began his career as a research assistant at the University of Illinois from 1960 to 1969, and within that time, he served as an instructor at Tougaloo College in 1965. For 40 years he was a research physicist at the United States Naval Research Laboratory, in Washington, D.C., and held additional positions as a consultant of planning and human systems from 1978 to 1979, and as a technology advisor for the Office of Naval Research from 1991 to 1997.

From 1998 to 2008, Dr. Anderson excelled as a general engineer for the Office of the Secretary of Defense before assuming his current roles as a consultant for the Institute for Defense Analyses and an adjunct professor at the City University of New York. As a patentee in his field, he conducts research on both his passion and in the research development program in the U.S. Navy. Dr. Anderson is a Ford Foundation fellow and a grantee of the National Science Foundation, and he has received a Williams College Book Award, an Exceptional Civil Services Award and numerous Naval Research Laboratory Awards. As a further testament to his success, he has been featured in the first and third editions of Who’s Who in Science and Engineering and in multiple editions of Who’s Who in the East.

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