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Robert M Anderson

Professional Background

Educational Background

  • Ed.D., Adult Learning, M.A., Adult Learning, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • M.A, Spanish, University of Michigan
  • B.A, Spanish, Oberlin College


Scholarly Interests

  • Adult learning
  • Conflict resolution
  • Cross-cultural communication

Selected Publications

biographical information

Robert Anderson, EdD, is a training professional with 20 years of experience in the field of communication and human resource development. In 1989, he established McDonald Anderson, a management training and consulting firm based in New York City. He has conducted leadership and communication workshops for many Fortune 500 companies, universities, and international non-profit organizations. His work regularly takes him to Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and to cities throughout North America. In addition to his native English, he has conducted workshops in French, Portuguese and Spanish. Before starting his own company, Dr. Anderson was employed as a training manager at Salomon Brothers Inc, the National Puerto Rican Forum, and The Executive Technique, a communications consulting firm. His academic credentials include an Ed.D. in adult education from Teachers College, Columbia University, an M.A. in Spanish from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in Spanish from Oberlin College.

ORLJ 5340: Basic Practicum in conflict resolution

Enrollment limited. Students will be trained in the basic skills of collaborative negotiation and mediation and will have supervised practice in these skills.

ORLJ 6350: Advanced practicum in conflict resolution

Prerequisite: ORLJ 5340. Limited enrollment. Students will engage in negotiation and mediation involving persons from different cultural contexts as well as with difficult cases.

Centers and Projects

International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution
Website: http://www.tc.columbia.edu/icccr/