Anderson is Professor of Secondary Education at Queens College and Professor of Urban Education at the Graduate Center. He was co-chair of the CUNY committee that developed the Ph.D. in Urban Education, a founding faculty member, and served as Executive Officer from 2002-2007. At Queens College, he was elected department chair (1995-1998) and named Acting Dean of the Education Division during 2000-2002. He received his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He previously taught middle school English and held faculty appointments at Ohio University and Brown University. He is author or editor of over 75 publications, including books, monographs, articles, chapters, and text materials. Most recently he has published chapters on pedagogical theory, assessment, visual and verbal thinking, social class and curriculum, aesthetic education, curriculum mapping, and urban education policy. He is co-editor with Joe Kincheloe, et al., of Urban Education: A Comprehensive Guide for Educators, Parents, and Teachers (2007). His current research interests, building on previous work in aesthetic reading praxis and literary curriculum development, revolves around an axis of curriculum theory, multimodal teaching, cultural theory, and aesthetic education within the domain of new media literacy.
Anderson, P. M. (In preparation for Fall 2008). Pedagogy: Structures and Narratives. A Peter Lang Primer. New York: Peter Lang. Kincheloe, J., Hayes, K., Rose, K. & Anderson P. M. (Eds.) (2006) The Praeger Handbook of Urban Education. 2 Vols. Westport, CT: Praeger.