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Irving Howard Anderson
The Michigan Alumnus 240

IRVING ANDERSON, Associate Profes
sor of Education, has served on the
 University faculty since 1939, and just 
last September he returned to his duties
 after having been on leave to do gov
ernment work since August 1943. He
 was working with the Office of Scien
tific Research and Development on re-
search organized through the National 
Defense Research Committee, the par
ticular project involving the selection
 and training of radar operators. Mr. 
Anderson has received a certificate of
 commendation for his work in this con

Born at Portland, Oregon, he 
received his early education in schools 
at Astoria. He received his B.S. and
 M.S. degrees from the University of 
Oregon, and a Ph.D. degree from the
 State University of Iowa. Professor
 Anderson has taught school at the University of Oregon and at Purdue
 University as well as at the State University of Iowa and at Harvard.

ing the year 1935-36, he served as Di
rector of the Reading Clinic at the 
State University of Iowa, and for the
 following three years he was an in
structor in the Graduate School of Ed
ucation at Harvard University, a po
sition held until joining the faculty at 
Michigan as an Assistant Professor in
 1939. He was advanced to Associate 
Professor in 1943, and he teaches the 
psychology of reading, psychology of 
exceptional children, clinical study of
 exceptional children, educational psy
chology and does research in the fields 
of reading and visual aids. Along these
 lines, Mr. Anderson serves as a con
sultant for the American Optical Company and works with them on still pro
jection techniques.

In addition to his
 regular work, he has taught remedial
 reading, a non-credit service course, 
 given to slow readers among University
 of Michigan students, and has also 
taught in the refresher courses for ex-
servicemen. During the summers, he 
teaches in a clinic for retarded readers
 offered at the School of Education, to
 serve children in the State who could
 profit by some special aid.

 Anderson is a member of the American 
Psychological Association, the Midwestern Psychological Association, the
 Department of Visual Instruction of 
the NEA, and Sigma Xi. He has three
 little daughters, including twins.