B.S., Auburn University ,1976; M.Ed., Ed.S., West Georgia College, 1983, 1987; Ed.D., The University of Georgia, 2000


As a public school educator, Dr. Cynthia Anderson has served as a classroom teacher, Instructional Lead Teacher, Principal, Director of Professional Learning, Director of Elementary Curriculum, and Director of Middle Grades Curriculum. At Mercer, she has taught both undergraduate and graduate level courses in Early Childhood and Middle Grades and currently supervises students during Field Experiences. For over 12 years, she served as the Accreditation contact for a school district which involved working with all schools in the district to achieve and maintain state accreditation and AdvancED accreditation. Dr. Anderson served as the Lead Evaluator for numerous accreditation External Review Teams in school districts in Virginia, Michigan, Alabama, Florida, Arkansas, and South Carolina. In the past, she has taught undergraduate and graduate classes for Clark-Atlanta University; Clayton State College and University, and the University of Georgia.


Data collection, analysis and use, institutional improvement, and organizational effectiveness.