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Department: English & Leadership Studies

Kent AndersenKent Andersen

Chair, Engaged Learning Programs; Director, Hess Center for Leadership and Service; Instructor of English

Office:

Berte Humanities Building 204

Contact Information:

Box 549028
Birmingham-Southern College
900 Arkadelphia Rd
Birmingham, AL 35254
Norton 264
Office Phone: (205) 226-4679
Office Fax: (205) 226-4805
E-mail: kanderse@bsc.edu

Brief Career Background:

Kent Andersen started teaching at the College in 1999. In addition to introductory writing courses, he also teaches courses in science fiction and leadership studies. While at the College, Kent has been involved with both the leadership studies programs and the service-learning programs, regularly serving as a faculty advisor for Interim term service projects.

Educational Background:

B.A. (1995), Iowa State University; M.A. (1998), American University; Ed.D. (2014), Vanderbilt University

Areas of Academic Interest:

  • composition and rhetoric
  • science fiction
  • leadership
  • creativity
  • faculty professional development

Courses Taught:

LS 300 Leadership Practicum
A real-world application of leadership principles. Students practice leadership by working cooperatively with a community partner.

LS 400 Leadership Studies Capstone
A seminar for distinction in leadership studies students. Students complete a study of leadership and a public presentation.

HON 225 Creativity: Person, Process, Place
A seminar that reviews and critiques theory and research on the creative process.

EH 212 Alternate Worlds: Reading Science Fiction
Develops the skills of reading and interpreting science fiction texts. 
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