Anderson comes to Cañada from De Anza College where he served as a dean
Dr. Gregory Anderson, formerly the Dean of Learning Resources at De Anza College in the Foothill-De Anza Community College District, has been hired as the new Vice President of Instruction at Cañada College.“We are all simply thrilled that he has joined our team and I’m certain he will be a key player in Cañada’s continuing growth and development as one of the state’s premier academic and career training institutions,” said Cañada College President Larry Buckley.
Prior to becoming a dean at De Anza, Anderson served for five years as director of the college’s academic support programs. He also taught English as a Second Language courses, directed the campus Basic Skills Initiative, led grants, and served as immediate past president of the Academic Senate.Before arriving in the Bay Area, Anderson held several positions at the University of Southern California, including the director of testing and assessment and senior lecturer at the university’s American Language Institute.
“I’m very excited to join Cañada,” Anderson said. “I’m eager to begin working with our faculty and staff to develop academic programs that serve the needs of our community.”Anderson is multilingual and has lived around the world. While teaching in Lesotho as a Peace Corp. volunteer, he co-founded a night school for women. In Venezuela he worked in the petroleum industry and in Guatemala, he studied the history and cultures of indigenous people. He facilitated seminars on human rights while teaching English and training teachers at colleges and universities in Japan.
Anderson holds a master’s degree in teaching from the School for International Training and a doctorate in higher education from USC.“My primary role is to support the mission of the college through our academic offerings,” Anderson said. “In doing so, I want to increase our ability to reach those who can most benefit from a community college education.”