March 22, 2011
-- Dr. Jay Martin Anderson is a Richard S. and Ann B. Barshinger professor emeritus of computer science at Franklin & Marshall College, an internationally renowned institution. Dr. Anderson has more than four decades of experience that encompasses education, research, and instructional leadership gained through positions at F&M, Bryn Mawr College, Free University of Bolzano, the University of Innsbruck, Vienna University of Technology, Masaryk University, and the MIT Sloan School of Management. Although retired, Dr. Anderson continues to instruct computer graphics courses and is heavily involved in research that focuses on software deign and development, especially for the Apple Macintosh, iPhone, iPod, and iPad. He has authored a number of well received books, articles, and papers, including Visualization of Algorithms from Computational Geometry using QuickTime® Movies and Evaluating the Educational Impact of Visualization. Highly regarded by faculty for his dedication and practical knowledge, Dr. Anderson attributes his success to commitment, perseverance, and a firm educational foundation. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Swarthmore College and a Master of Arts degree and PhD from the prestigious Harvard University. Dr. Anderson was also designated an Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, a member of Sigma Xi and Phi Beta Kappa, and awarded seven research grants in magnetic resonance. He complements this impressive résumé with an equally inspiring agenda of philanthropic projects and through support of a number of organizations that benefit the community. In his spare time, Dr. Anderson enjoys music, theater, bicycling, and the company of family.
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