Kenneth Anderson provides vision and leadership for advancing the college at the forefront of engineering education, including curriculum modernization, student programs, enhanced-learning initiatives, and program assessment. He also has responsibility for management of educational enhancement funds, evaluation of faculty teaching contributions, and oversight of college educational facilities and technologies.
During his tenure as associate dean, Anderson said his priorities include broadening participation in engineering programs by women and underrepresented minorities; supporting the college’s efforts to increase student retention and success; and maximizing active learning resources like the Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory, the Idea Forge and campus makerspaces.
Anderson is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science, where he led the creation of the popular Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science degree. He is co-director of the Center for Software and Society and leads that center's Big Data Initiative. He also co-directs Project EPIC, a $4M NSF grant that investigates how members of the public make use of social media during times of mass emergency.
Anderson joined computer science in July 1998 and received tenure in 2005. He has served as associate chair of the department, participated in CU's Excellence in Leadership Program and was a member of the college’s Faculty Leadership Advancement Group (FLAG).