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Dr. Franklin Anderson



  • PhD Social Work, Clinical Research, University of Houston, 12 hours completed

  • M.S.W. Master Degree Social Work, Concentration – Planning and Administration, University of Houston, 1979 Houston, Texas

  • B.A. Sociology, Certificate African-American Studies, University of Houston, 1976, Houston, Texas


  • Research article on student retention published in national journal

  • Dean’s award for graduate school of social work received at University of Houston

  • Successful federal grant writer for over $4 million

  • Grant Proposal reader for Upward Bound Programs

  • Twenty seven years experience as adjunct faculty.

  • Seventeen years experience as administrator of student retention programs

  • Twenty years experience in working with “at risk” student population

Selected Publications

  • “CAN A BLACK PLAY MAKE BLACK AMERICA LOSE ITS MIND?” , article published in Ujima, a publication of the African-American Studies Program at The U. of Houston, 2002. Reprinted in the Black Theatre Network News, 2002.

  • “STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES CAN HELP STUDENTS WITH LOW SAT SCORES”, research article published in Opportunity Outlook, December 1996 issue.

  • “USING THEATRE ARTS AS A VEHICLE TO IMPACT INSTITUTIONAL CLIMATE”, presentation made at Texas Association of Student Special Services conference in Dallas, Texas 1993

  • “CROSS CULTURAL COUNSELING THE AT RISK STUDENT”, presentation made at Texas Association of Student Special Services conference at South Padre Island, Texas 1992 “ CROSS CULTURAL TRAINING”, presentation made at Goosecreek Independent School District in Baytown, Texas 1991

  • “CROSS CULTURAL TRAINING”, presentation made for combined school districts of Alief, Aldine, Cy-Fair and Spring Branch school districts, 1991. 


  • Member of Southwest Association Student Assistance Programs (SWASAP), board member 1996-97

  • Member of Texas Association of Student Special Services Programs (TASSSP), board member and South Zone Rep. 1996-97, on-site chair 2001

  • Director Theatre Ministry for Jones Memorial United Methodist Church

  • Member of Black Theatre Network

  • Member of Ensemble Theatre Co.

  • CEO of Franklin J. Anderson Productions