Rashad Anderson

Degree: Ph.D. Educational Foundations and Inquiry
M.A. Music Education
B.S. Music Education

Director & Associate Professor

Department: School of Education

Rashad Anderson


Education Teacher Education


  • Mentoring
  • School Discipline
  • Education Equity
  • Race in the U.S.
  • Teacher Education
  • Life Coaching
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching
  • Social Justice Issues in Education


Rashad Anderson, Ph.D., serves as an associate professor in the School of Education, and Director of the Call Me MiSTER Program at Metropolitan State University of Denver. His areas of expertise include mentoring, school discipline, education equity, race in the U.S., teacher education, and life coaching. His focus is centered around culturally responsive teaching and social justice issues in education, including racial, gender, and class oppression. 

Anderson is the author of, “Wassup with all the Black Boys Sitting in the Principal’s Office,” which examines the teacher interactions and school practices that influence pre-adolescent Black males to devalue and/or disengage from school. He is also the author of “Doing Something About It! A Guide to Building a School-Based Mentoring Program.” He has presented at over 100 national and international education conferences and was the keynote speaker at the 2019 Effective Educators Summit for the U.S. Department of Education.  

Anderson earned his doctorate in Educational Foundations and Inquiry and his master’s in Music Education from the University of South Carolina and his bachelor’s degree in Music Education from South Carolina State University.

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