Dr. Anderson received his BSCE from Tennessee Technological University in 1966, MSCE in 1967 and his PhD in Water and Environmental Engineering from Vanderbilt University in 1972. He joined the faculty of the Department of Civil Engineering at University of Memphis in 1972. In1998, he became the Director of the University’s Ground Water Institute. He retired from the University in May 2011. Dr. Anderson areas of expertise were in studies of the hydrodynamics of surface water and ground water, drainage, flood plain mapping, geographic information systems, hydrology, and hydraulics Dr. Anderson was involved in research with USEPA, USGS, USCE, Engineering Research and Development Center (Waterways Experiment Station), Vicksburg, MS, State of Tennessee and by the Ground Water Institute.
His involvement with ASCE began with the student chapter in college where he was president of the Chapter in 1966. In 1967, he became an Associate Member, followed that with Fellow membership and Life Member. Dr. Anderson became active with the previous Water Resources Planning and Management Division in 1982 where he was on various task committees, standing committees, technical editor for technical conferences, and was on the Executive Committee (1992-1996) where he was the Division Chairman in 1996. He continued his activity with the Environmental and Water Resources Institute where he served as the first chairman of the Infrastructure Council, later renamed the Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater Council. He was the chair of EWRI Awards Committee and the WWSC Awards Committee and on the Paper Review Committee for the Society. In 2013 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award from EWRI and elected as an EWRI Fellow. Additionally he is a Diplomate with the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers. Dr. Anderson was also a member of the US Army Reserves where he retired as a Colonel in the Corps of Engineers.
Ph.D, P. Eng, D.WRE, F.ASCE,F.EWRI
EWRI Fellow Since 2013