Glenn Anderson is an associate professor who has received national attention for his contributions to the field of Interpreter Education.
He uses his expertise to serve in numerous ways at the national level. During the summer of 2010, Anderson was one of 20 national advocates for individuals with disabilities interviewed by the Federal Communications Commission and featured in the documentary Celebrating Progress: Americans with Disabilities Act’s 20th Anniversary.
A shortened version of the documentary was shown to an audience of about 350 people at the White House and the U.S Department of Commerce on the 20th anniversary of the ADA. In 2017, Anderson participated in a federal think tank administered by the Center for Advanced Training in Interpreter Education at St. Catherine University. The project focused on incorporating learning principles into interpreter education training practices from the 2014 book, Make It Stick.
Anderson often guest lectures, makes presentations, and writes journal articles on the history of the deaf African American experience and linguistic variation among black American Sign Language users.
In 2012, he was presented the National Black Deaf Advocates (NBDA) Lifetime Achievement Award at its 30th anniversary gala. In addition to the award, the NBDA board of directors voted to establish a scholarship in Anderson’s honor to provide financial support for deaf African American students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate postsecondary education programs.
Anderson’s prolific research is also highly regarded. Three of his manuscripts are published in the Sage Deaf Studies, a three-volume encyclopedia on deaf studies published in 2016. He also serves on the editorial boards for several journals including the Journal of Interpreting, Sign Language Studies, and the American Annals of Deaf. In 2017, Gallaudet University honored Anderson with an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters for his service to the profession and community.
Anderson received a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counseling from New York University, a M.S. in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Arizona, and a B.A. in Psychology from Gallaudet College.