Gina Anderson, Ed.D.

Associate Dean of Educator Preparation & Partnerships, TWU College of Professional Education

Professor, Curriculum & Instruction

Teacher Education

Gina Anderson, Ed.D.

SH 202G


Gina Anderson is the Associate Dean for Educator Preparation & Partnerships in the College of Professional Education.  She has served educational settings for more than 25 years in a number of additional roles, including elementary and middle school teacher, student teacher supervisor, university professor, program coordinator, and department chair. Anderson has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in curriculum, pedagogy, educational foundations, and diversity. Her early research focused on multicultural and discussion pedagogies, and she currently is investigating issues of recruitment, preparation, and retention of teacher candidates. Anderson's honors and awards include the Academic Exchange Quarterly Journal Editor's Choice Award, College of Professional Education Outstanding Teacher Award, College of Professional Education Outstanding Faculty Award for Academic Mentor/Advisor, Dr. G. Ann Uhlir Fellowship in Higher Education Administration, Academic Affairs Faculty Fellowship, and the Innovation in Academia Award.


Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, 2004
M.S., Curriculum and Instruction, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK, 1991
B.S., Education, The University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, 1989


Educator Recruitment; Preparation; Retention; Partnerships; Educator Preparation Program Advocacy; Accreditation and Assessment; Curriculum Design

Latest Articles

Defining and Measuring Excellence in the Changing World of Higher Education: Case Stories from Five Colleges of Education
Educational Renaissance (2018)
J. Nerren, C. Sinclair, N. Barker, M. Reid, G. Anderson

Intentional Online Discussions in Teacher Education
The Teacher Educator (2018)
Jody Piro, Gina Anderson

Transition from inservice to preservice teacher: Supporting, developing, and sustaining the 21st century educator.
Texas Teacher Education FORUM (2017)
Sarah McMahan, Rebecca R. Fredrickson, Gina Anderson

A typology for an online Socrates Cafe
Teachers College Record (2016)
J Piro, Gina Anderson


A case study investigating the demands and challenges of critical thinking instruction
in Case Studies: Working Through Current School Issues | Rowman and Littlefield Publishers (2017)
Gina Anderson, Jody Piro

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education
  • American Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies
  • American Educational Research Association
  • Associate and Assistant Deans and Directors of Texas Colleges of Education
  • Association of Teacher Educators
  • Curriculum & Pedagogy Group
  • International Association for the Advancement of Curriculum Studies
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Teacher Education Council for State Colleges and Universities
  • Texas Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • Texas Association of Community College Teacher Education Programs

Honors & Awards

  • Quality Enhancement Program (QEP) Experiential Fellowship (2017)
  • Exemplary K-12 Partnership (2017)
  • Pioneer Teaching and Learning Academy Mentor (2016)
  • Phi Kappa Phi (2016)