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Derrick Anderson

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Associate Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3720
Managing Director & Assoc Prof
Administrative, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3720
Associate Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3720
Associate Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3720
Biography: 

Professor Derrick Anderson is a public institution scholar, enterprise designer, and higher education administrator. He is ASU’s managing director of university design and a senior advisor to President Michael Crow. In this capacity, he works closely with Dr. Crow in advancing ASU’s charter and communicating ASU’s transformational design. His work to this point has involved developing and advancing such ideas as the academic enterprise, the Fifth Wave or National Service University, ASU’s Realms of Teaching and Learning, Universal Learning, and Post-Bureaucratic Learning.

An experienced leader in building scholarly and scientific networks, Professor Anderson has directed or co-directed multiple national scale research initiatives including the National Administrative Studies Project and the NSF-funded National Study of Research Collaboration (a joint project between the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech). He co-designed and co-leads, with Professor Michael Crow, the Agent Learner Initiative, a large-scale institutional innovation initiative that develops science-based tools that replace higher education’s utilitarian goals and bureaucratic structures with universalist goals and entrepreneurial, post-bureaucratic structures.

Professor Anderson’s leadership experience involves bringing diverse groups of international stakeholders together to advance complex policy initiatives. For example, he co-directed, with Barry Bozeman, the Institutional Design Frontiers Summit and, with Sethuraman Panchanathan, the US-Japan Digital Innovation Summit. He has successfully developed and implemented complex advocacy strategies to expand ASU’s operations domestically and abroad. These include working with executive level government agencies, legislatures, and education institutions and systems. His assignments typically involve working with scientific or engineering communities.

His research and development initiatives account for more than $40 million of direct funding from such organizations as the National Science Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Charles Koch Foundation.

As a professor, Dr. Anderson is the author of dozens of articles, essays, book chapters and policy reports on topics relating to management, public policy, university design, and the governance of emerging technologies. His forthcoming book, published by Cambridge University Press and co-authored with Andrew Whitford, presents a framework for understanding the interacting roles of government and industry actors in the shaping of new technologies. He is a tenured associate professor of science and technology policy in ASU’s School of Public Affairs and has additional faculty appointments or affiliations in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, The Global Institute of Sustainability and Innovation, the Center for Organization Research and Design, the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes, and the Barrett Honors College.

Since 2013, he has taught nearly 500 students in various courses relating to public policy or public management. He co-teaches, with Michael Crow, ASU’s seminar on science innovation policy, titled Science, Technology and Public Affairs or PAF 547. His work with students extends beyond the classroom. In 2016, Professor Anderson founded the Institutional Analysis and Design Fellowship, an applied learning experience for high performing graduate and undergraduate public affairs and engineering students. He also founded, coordinated fundraising for and, until recently, directed the Pioneer Heritage Scholars Program, which since 2014 has awarded nearly half a million dollars in scholarships to more than 40 students. Professor Anderson has served on more than a dozen doctoral dissertation, master’s thesis or undergraduate honors thesis committees and worked with a broad spectrum of learners in primary, secondary, postsecondary, graduate and professional/executive programs.

He received BS and MPP degrees from Arizona State University and a PhD from the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia, where he attended as a Stanley W. Shelton Fellow. Derrick and his wife Summer have been married for 15 years and have two daughters.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. University of Georgia.
  • M.P.P. Arizona State University
  • B.S. Arizona State University
Research Interests: 

Public management, organizational theory and behavior, science and technology policy, governance of emerging technologies, R&D management and policy, social science research methods.

Publications: 

Anderson, D.; and Whitford, Andrew. (in press, 2020). The Governance of Emerging Technologies. Cambridge University Press.

Crow, Michael; Dabars, William; Anderson, Derrick. (in press). Building a research university where all people matter. The State of American Democracy. Ed. David Orr.

Whitford, Andrew; Yates, Jeff; Burchfield, Adam; Anastasopoulos, Jason; Anderson, Derrick. (in review). The Adoption of Robotics by government agencies: Evidence from crime labs. Public Administration Review.

Whitford, Andrew and Anderson, Derrick (in review). Co-governance of emerging technologies: The Case of Cryptocurrencies. Governance and Regulation.

Anderson, D.; Slade, C.; Todd, K. (in review). Transitive and pre-transitive norms in public management and policy: The case of technology transfer. Perspectives on Public Management and Governance.

Whitman, K.; Whitford, A.; Anderson, D. (in review) Autonomy, funding, and performance: The case of US public higher education. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.

Cheng, S.; Anderson, D.; Callow, D.; Benoit, K.; Olvey, R.; Gerber, L. (in review). What makes conservation science actionable? An empirical evaluation of individual and institutional determinant. Conservation Theory and Practice.

Crow, Michael; Whitman, Kyle and Anderson, D. (2019). Rethinking academic entrepreneurship: University governance and the emergence of the academic enterprise. Public Administration Review. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/puar.13069

Noziglia, Rachael; McDaniel, Troy; Anderson, Derrick; Panchanathan, Sethuraman (2019). MisophoniAPP: Person-Centric Gamified Therapy for Smarter Treatment of Misophonia. Conferences Proceedings of the IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Ottawa, Canada. 

Crow, Michael and Anderson, Derrick. (2018). Higher Logic. Trusteeship. August/September 2018. https://www.agb.org/trusteeship/2018/summer/higher-logic

Anderson, Derrick. and Whitford A. (2018). The public administration of knowledge organizations. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. https://academic.oup.com/DocumentLibrary/jpart/AndersonWhitford_Introduction.pdf  

Anderson, D and Whitford, A (2018). Designing Systems for the Co-production of Public Knowledge: Considerations for national statistical systems. Policy Design and Practice. 1(1): 79-89. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/25741292.2017.1415782

Crow, Michael; Anderson, Derrick; and Whitman, K. (2018). The university as academic enterprise: A new institutional logic for public higher education.  Places of Engagement - Reflections on Higher Education in 2040. Eds. Rob van der Vaart and Armand Heijnen. Utrecht University Press. Netherlands.

Anderson, Derrick and Whitford, A. editors (2018). The public administration of knowledge organizations. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. Available online: https://academic.oup.com/jpart/pages/knowledge_orgs_vi

Talmage, C.; Anderson, D.; and Searle, Mark. (2017). Whither recreation and parks? Understanding the decline of public institutions through a preliminary theory of adaptive publicness. Perspectives on Public Management and Governance. 1(2) 143-158. https://academic.oup.com/ppmg/advance-article/doi/10.1093/ppmgov/gvx006/4259160

Gilbert, Clark; Crow, Michael.; Anderson, D. (2017). Design Thinking in Higher Education: Towards Adaptive Enterprise. Stanford Social Innovation Review. 16(1): 36-41. https://ssir.org/articles/entry/design_thinking_for_higher_education

Anderson, D. and Whitford, A. (2017). “Developing knowledge states: Technology and the enhancement of national statistical capacity.” Review of Policy Research. 34(3): 400-420. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ropr.12230/full

Anderson, Derrick and Whitford, A., editors, (2016). Institutional Design Frontiers of Publicness and University Performance. Public Administration Review. 76(5). https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/15406210/2016/76/5

Anderson, Derrick. and Whitford, A. (2016). The institutional design frontiers of publicness and university performance. Public Administration Review. 76(5): 753-755. Online at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/puar.12627/full

Todd, Kevin and Anderson, Derrick. (2016). The multidimensional consequence of disruption in higher education. Public Administration Review. 76(5): 821-822. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com.ezproxy1.lib.asu.edu/doi/10.1111/puar.12618/full

Anderson, D. and Taggart, G. (2016). “Public policies, organizations and the roots of public value failure: The case of for-profit higher education.” Public Administration Review. 76(5), 779-789. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/puar.12606/full

Anderson, D., and Stritch, J. (2016). “Goal clarity, Task Significance, and Performance: Evidence from a Laboratory Experiment.” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 26(3), 211-225. http://jpart.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/08/06/jopart.muv019.long

Anderson, D. and Slade, C. (2016). “Managing Institutional Research Advancement: Implications from a university faculty time allocation study”. Research in Higher Education. 57(1): 99-121. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11162-015-9376-9

Bozeman, B. and Anderson, D. (2016). “Public policy and the origins of bureaucratic red tape: Implications of the Stanford Yacht Scandal”. Administration and Society. 48(6): 736-759. http://aas.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/07/21/0095399714541265.full.pdf  

Anderson, D. and Edwards, B. (2015) “Unfulfilled promise: Laboratory experiments in public administration research.” Public Management Review. 17(10): 1518-1542. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14719037.2014.943272#.VigW9ucmDag

Hoffman, Dennis and Anderson, Derrick. (2015). Economic prosperity in Utah and Arizona: What does the future hold? Deseret News. November 3, 2015. Online at:  http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865640511/Economic-prosperity-in-Utah-Arizona-What-does-the-future-hold.html?pg=all

Crow, Michael and Anderson, Derrick. (2015). Research universities are for undergraduates, whether they know it or not. Deseret News. April 24, 2015. Online at: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865627172/Research-universities-are-for-undergraduates-whether-they-know-it-or-not.html?pg=all

Bozeman, Barry and Anderson, Derrick. (2014). For-profit Universities are Not Inherently Bad. Boston Globe. November 16, 2014. Online at: https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2014/11/16/for-profit-universities-are-not-inherently-bad-just-empirically-bad/mTMDbC0xUXSYWAdeBD3rwO/story.html

Crow, Michael and Anderson, Derrick. (2014). Online learning: Optimism, Pessimism and Realism. Deseret News. September 17, 2014. Online at: http://national.deseretnews.com/article/2358/Online-learning-Pessimism-optimism-and-realism.html

Anderson, Derrick. (2013). “The cochlear implant controversy: Lessons learned for using anticipatory governance to address societal concerns of nano-scale neural interface technologies”. Nanotechnology, the Brain and the Future. Eds. Clark Miller, Jason Robert and Ira Bennett. Series Editor David H. Guston. Springer.

Anderson, D. and Slade, C. (2013). “Agenda setting in emergent R&D policy subsystems: Examining discourse effects of the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act. Review of Policy Research. 30(5): 447-463. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ropr.12033/full

Fisher, E.; Slade, C.; Anderson, D.; and Bozeman, B. (2010). "The Public Value of Nanotechnology?”. Scientometrics 85(1): 29-39. http://www.akademiai.com/doi/abs/10.1007/s11192-010-0237-1   

Research Activity: 

Noziglia, Rachael; McDaniel, Troy; Anderson, Derrick; Panchanathan, Sethuraman (2019). MisophoniAPP: Person-Centric Gamified Therapy for Smarter Treatment of Misophonia. IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Ottawa, Canada. 

Noziglia, Rachael; McDaniel, Troy; Anderson, Derrick; Panchanathan, Sethuraman (2019). MisophoniAPP: A website for treating misophonia. SICE Annual Conference 2019. Hiroshima, Japan.

Whitford, A.; Anderson, D. (2019). Co-governance of emerging technologies: The Case of Cryptocurrencies. Conference on the Governing of Emerging Disruptive Technologies, Erasmus University. Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Whitford, A.; Anderson, D. (2019). Co-governance of emerging technologies: The Case of Nanotechnology. International Conference on Key Engineering Materials, St. Antony's College, Oxford University. Oxford, United

Anderson, Derrick. (2018). From Agency to Enterprise in American Higher Education. 2nd Hiroshima University Symposium on SDGs: The Nexus between Global Goals and Research Enhancement through University Reforms. Hiroshima, Japan.

Anderson, Derrick; Whitman, Kyle and Crow, Michael. (2018). Rethinking academic entrepreneurship: University governance and the emergence of the academic enterprise. Entrepreneurship in the public and non-profit sector. National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.

Anderson, Derrick. (2018). How can local governments and universities work together to propel innovation? Innovation Forum. University of Oregon. Eugene, Oregon.

Anderson, Derrick. (2018). Improving Student Retention and Success in Post-Secondary Education. Western Pathways. Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Anderson, Derrick. (2018). University-industry collaboration. US-Japan Digital Innovation Hub Workshop. Tokyo, Japan.

Whitman, Kyle and Anderson, Derrick. (2017). Public University Performance: A Function of Autonomy or Incentives? Nordic Political Science Association. Odense, Denmark.

Todd, Kevin; Williams, Matthew; Kao, Andrew; Anderson, Derrick. (2016). The proverbs of technology transfer management and policy. Technology Transfer Society Annual Conference. Phoenix, Arizona.

Anderson, Derrick; Shireman, R.; Cox, G.; Khademian, A. (2016). The future of for-profit higher education. Public administration perspectives on the future of higher education. Washington, DC.

Kao, Chen-Yu; Tsai, Chin-Chang; Anderson, Derrick. (2016). Citizens’ experiences and evaluations of public-private collaborations. Public Management Research Conference. Aarhus, Denmark.

Radatz, Alecia; Garbee, Elizabeth and Anderson, Derrick. (2016). The origins and implications of isomorphism in university knowledge production. Organizational studies conference. Honolulu, HI.

Anderson, Derrick. (2016). Understanding the evolving role of for-profit colleges and universities. Invited panelist. Association for Education Finance and Policy. Denver, CO.

Kao, Chen-Yu; Tsai, Chin-Chang; Anderson, Derrick. (2016).  Citizens’ experiences and evaluations of public-private collaborations. NASP-C Workshop. Phoenix, Arizona.

Rimes, Heather; Slade, Catherine; Welch, Jennie; Anderson, Derrick. (2016). Towards a theory of public value managerialism: Examining CEO attitudes towards technological innovation in hospitals. Public values consortium. Phoenix, Arizona.

Whitman, Kyle and Anderson, Derrick. (2015). “Publicness and public value performance: Comparing public, private and for-profit higher education.” Public Management Research Conference. Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Grossman, Joseph; Schwoerer, Kayla; Todd, Kevin; and Anderson, Derrick. (2015). Anticipatory Co-Governance and a bridge between goods-centric and functional approaches to governance. Governance of Emerging Technologies Conference. Scottsdale, Arizona.

Anderson, Derrick; Taggart, Gabel and Megan Lynn. (2015). “Organizations, Policies and the Roots of Public Value Failure: the Case of For-profit Higher Education.” Institutional Design Frontiers: Higher Education. Scottsdale, Arizona.

Anderson, Derrick. (2014) “Institutional Design Futures: Higher Education.” The Future of the University and the University of the Future: A Global Perspective. Universidad Tecnica de Ambato. Ambato, Ecuador.

Anderson, Derrick and Whitford, Andrew. (2014). “General purpose technologies and national statistical capacity.” Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago, Illinois.

Anderson, Derrick & Slade, Catherine P. (2013). Personal and Managerial Motivators in Research University Faculty Grant and Contract Proposal Development.  Presentation at the September Research Roundtable, Colleges of Nursing and Allied Health, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, Georgia. September 24, 2013.

Anderson, Derrick & Slade, Catherine. P. (2013).  Personal and Managerial Motivators in Research University Faculty Grant and Contract Proposal Development. Presentation at the September Faculty Research Roundtable, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, Georgia. September 20, 2013.

Jan Youtie, Barry Bozeman, Derrick Anderson & Danny Fay (2012). Contributorship Issues in Collaborative Research. Beijing Institute of Technology. Beijing China.

Jan Youtie, Barry Bozeman, Derrick Anderson & Danny Fay (2011). Contributorship Issues in Collaborative Research with Corporate Co-authors. Technology Transfer Society Annual Conference. Augsburg, Germany

Anderson, Derrick. (2011). Agenda setting in U.S. science policy sub-systems. Annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies. Tempe, AZ.

Anderson, Derrick.; Slade, C.P; Karen, R. (2010) Governance and Management of Nanotechnology Research and Development in the United States. Annual Commercialization of Micro- and Nano- Systems Conference. Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Fisher, E. and Anderson, Derrick. (2009): From Lab to Legislature: Public Value Mapping of Nanotechnology Science and Innovation Policy Making. DuPont Summit of the Policy Studies Organization. Washington, DC.

Bozeman, B., Slade, C.P., Anderson, Derrick. and Fisher, E. (2009).  Public Value Mapping: Developing a Non-Economic Model of the Social Value of Science and Innovation Policy. Paper presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California.

Anderson, Derrick. (2009). Nano and Photo: Mapping Public Values. National Science Foundation Site Visit, Center for Nanotechnology in Society. Tempe, Arizona.

Fisher, E. and Anderson, Derrick. (2009). Nano and Photo: Mapping and Modulating Public Value. Annual All Hands Meeting of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society. Tempe, Arizona.

Fisher, E. and Anderson, Derrick. (2008). Mapping and Making Connections Between Nanoscale Research and Public Values. Gordon Research Conference on Science and Technology Policy. Big Sky, Montana.

Anderson, Derrick. (2008): Exploring Controversy in Nano-Neural Interface Technologies: Using Cochlear Implants as a Model. National Science Foundation Site Visit, Center for Nanotechnology in Society. Tempe, Arizona.

Anderson, Derrick. (2008): Exploring Controversy in Nano-Neural Interface Technologies: Using Cochlear Implants as a Model. Annual All Hands Meeting of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society. Tempe, Arizona.

Anderson, Derrick. (2007): The Nano-Governance Wiki. Annual All Hands Meeting of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society. Tempe, Arizona.

Fall 2020
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PAF 340Contemporary Policy Challenges
Fall 2019
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PAF 340Contemporary Policy Challenges
PAF 508Organization Behavior
Spring 2019
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PAF 508Organization Behavior
Fall 2018
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PAF 311Leadership and Change
Summer 2018
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PAF 508Organization Behavior
Spring 2018
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PAF 508Organization Behavior
PAF 591Seminar
Summer 2017
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PAF 508Organization Behavior
Spring 2017
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PAF 591Seminar