Derrick Anderson

Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
7705
Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
7705
Associate Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
7705
Asst Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
7705
Managing Director & Assoc Prof
Administrative
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
7705

Biography

Derrick Anderson is an associate professor of science and technology policy at Arizona State University’s School of Public Affairs. He is the author of dozens of articles, essays, book chapters and policy reports on topics relating to management, public policy and the governance of emerging technologies. 

Derrick’s work in higher education involves research and management assignments at multiple levels. He has developed and launched several new immersive and online courses at graduate and undergraduate levels and also helped in the advancement of legacy degree programs (ASU’s highly ranked MPA and MPP programs) and the creation of new academic programs. Since 2013, he has taught more than 17 courses to total of more than 400 students. His work with students extends beyond the classroom. In 2016, Derrick founded the Institutional Analysis and Design Fellowship, an applied learning experience for high performing graduate and undergraduate public affairs and engineering students. He also founded, coordinated fundraising for and, until recently, managed the Pioneer Heritage Scholars Program, which since 2014 has awarded nearly half a million dollars in scholarships to more than 40 students. Derrick has served on more than a dozen doctoral dissertation, master’s thesis or undergraduate honors thesis committees. As a teacher, Derrick has worked with a broad spectrum of learners in primary, secondary, postsecondary, graduate and professional/executive programs.

At the University of Georgia, Derrick was a Stanley W. Shelton Fellow in the School of Public and International Affairs. In this capacity, Derrick directed several large-scale research projects including the National Administrative Studies Project (NASP) and the National Survey of Academic Researchers (a joint project with Georgia Tech that was funded by the National Science Foundation). At Arizona State University, Derrick has served on the MPA and MPP program committee and multiple faculty search committees. He has been the organizer or co-organizer of several international research conferences. 

He has also consulted, formally and informally, many universities and government agencies in the US and abroad in their various institutional transformation undertakings. His consulting and advisory work has also involved more general management issues for technology startups and government agencies. As an advisor to ASU’s president, Derrick oversees complex institutional initiatives relating to innovation in higher education. These projects are often outside Arizona, with national organizations or abroad.

As a researcher, Derrick has directed dozens of collaborative initiatives and has been the principal investigator or co-principal investigator on nearly $5 million of competitive research grants. In 2017, he was awarded the Emerging Community Solution Scholar’s Award by the Watt’s College of Public Service and Community Solutions. He has edited multiple special issues on institutional design in leading scholarly journals. Derrick is presently involved in a number of research and leadership roles at various ASU’s units including the Center for Organization Research and Design, the University Design Institute and the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes.

He holds a PhD from the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia in addition to BS and MPP degrees from Arizona State University.

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Georgia.
  • M.P.P. Arizona State University
  • B.S. Arizona State University

Research Interests

Public management, organizational theory and behavior, science and technology policy, governance of emerging technologies, R&D management and policy, social science research methods.

Publications

Anderson, D.; and Whitford, Andrew. (in press, 2020). The Governance of Emerging Technologies. Cambridge University Press.

Crow, Michael; Dabars, William; Anderson, Derrick. (in press). Building a research university where all people matter. The State of American Democracy. Ed. David Orr.

Whitford, Andrew; Yates, Jeff; Burchfield, Adam; Anastasopoulos, Jason; Anderson, Derrick. (in review). The Adoption of Robotics by government agencies: Evidence from crime labs. Public Administration Review.

Whitford, Andrew and Anderson, Derrick (in review). Co-governance of emerging technologies: The Case of Cryptocurrencies. Governance and Regulation.

Anderson, D.; Slade, C.; Todd, K. (in review). Transitive and pre-transitive norms in public management and policy: The case of technology transfer. Perspectives on Public Management and Governance.

Whitman, K.; Whitford, A.; Anderson, D. (in review) Autonomy, funding, and performance: The case of US public higher education. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.

Cheng, S.; Anderson, D.; Callow, D.; Benoit, K.; Olvey, R.; Gerber, L. (in review). What makes conservation science actionable? An empirical evaluation of individual and institutional determinant. Conservation Theory and Practice.

Crow, Michael; Whitman, Kyle and Anderson, D. (2019). Rethinking academic entrepreneurship: University governance and the emergence of the academic enterprise. Public Administration Review. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/puar.13069

Noziglia, Rachael; McDaniel, Troy; Anderson, Derrick; Panchanathan, Sethuraman (2019). MisophoniAPP: Person-Centric Gamified Therapy for Smarter Treatment of Misophonia. Conferences Proceedings of the IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Ottawa, Canada. 

Crow, Michael and Anderson, Derrick. (2018). Higher Logic. Trusteeship. August/September 2018. https://www.agb.org/trusteeship/2018/summer/higher-logic

Anderson, Derrick. and Whitford A. (2018). The public administration of knowledge organizations. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. https://academic.oup.com/DocumentLibrary/jpart/AndersonWhitford_Introduction.pdf  

Anderson, D and Whitford, A (2018). Designing Systems for the Co-production of Public Knowledge: Considerations for national statistical systems. Policy Design and Practice. 1(1): 79-89. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/25741292.2017.1415782

Crow, Michael; Anderson, Derrick; and Whitman, K. (2018). The university as academic enterprise: A new institutional logic for public higher education.  Places of Engagement - Reflections on Higher Education in 2040. Eds. Rob van der Vaart and Armand Heijnen. Utrecht University Press. Netherlands.

Anderson, Derrick and Whitford, A. editors (2018). The public administration of knowledge organizations. Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. Available online: https://academic.oup.com/jpart/pages/knowledge_orgs_vi

Talmage, C.; Anderson, D.; and Searle, Mark. (2017). Whither recreation and parks? Understanding the decline of public institutions through a preliminary theory of adaptive publicness. Perspectives on Public Management and Governance. 1(2) 143-158. https://academic.oup.com/ppmg/advance-article/doi/10.1093/ppmgov/gvx006/4259160

Gilbert, Clark; Crow, Michael.; Anderson, D. (2017). Design Thinking in Higher Education: Towards Adaptive Enterprise. Stanford Social Innovation Review. 16(1): 36-41. https://ssir.org/articles/entry/design_thinking_for_higher_education

Anderson, D. and Whitford, A. (2017). “Developing knowledge states: Technology and the enhancement of national statistical capacity.” Review of Policy Research. 34(3): 400-420. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ropr.12230/full

Anderson, Derrick and Whitford, A., editors, (2016). Institutional Design Frontiers of Publicness and University Performance. Public Administration Review. 76(5). https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/toc/15406210/2016/76/5

Anderson, Derrick. and Whitford, A. (2016). The institutional design frontiers of publicness and university performance. Public Administration Review. 76(5): 753-755. Online at: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/puar.12627/full

Todd, Kevin and Anderson, Derrick. (2016). The multidimensional consequence of disruption in higher education. Public Administration Review. 76(5): 821-822. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com.ezproxy1.lib.asu.edu/doi/10.1111/puar.12618/full

Anderson, D. and Taggart, G. (2016). “Public policies, organizations and the roots of public value failure: The case of for-profit higher education.” Public Administration Review. 76(5), 779-789. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/puar.12606/full

Anderson, D., and Stritch, J. (2016). “Goal clarity, Task Significance, and Performance: Evidence from a Laboratory Experiment.” Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 26(3), 211-225. http://jpart.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/08/06/jopart.muv019.long

Anderson, D. and Slade, C. (2016). “Managing Institutional Research Advancement: Implications from a university faculty time allocation study”. Research in Higher Education. 57(1): 99-121. http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11162-015-9376-9

Bozeman, B. and Anderson, D. (2016). “Public policy and the origins of bureaucratic red tape: Implications of the Stanford Yacht Scandal”. Administration and Society. 48(6): 736-759. http://aas.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/07/21/0095399714541265.full.pdf  

Anderson, D. and Edwards, B. (2015) “Unfulfilled promise: Laboratory experiments in public administration research.” Public Management Review. 17(10): 1518-1542. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14719037.2014.943272#.VigW9ucmDag

Hoffman, Dennis and Anderson, Derrick. (2015). Economic prosperity in Utah and Arizona: What does the future hold? Deseret News. November 3, 2015. Online at:  http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865640511/Economic-prosperity-in-Utah-Arizona-What-does-the-future-hold.html?pg=all

Crow, Michael and Anderson, Derrick. (2015). Research universities are for undergraduates, whether they know it or not. Deseret News. April 24, 2015. Online at: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865627172/Research-universities-are-for-undergraduates-whether-they-know-it-or-not.html?pg=all

Bozeman, Barry and Anderson, Derrick. (2014). For-profit Universities are Not Inherently Bad. Boston Globe. November 16, 2014. Online at: https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2014/11/16/for-profit-universities-are-not-inherently-bad-just-empirically-bad/mTMDbC0xUXSYWAdeBD3rwO/story.html

Crow, Michael and Anderson, Derrick. (2014). Online learning: Optimism, Pessimism and Realism. Deseret News. September 17, 2014. Online at: http://national.deseretnews.com/article/2358/Online-learning-Pessimism-optimism-and-realism.html

Anderson, Derrick. (2013). “The cochlear implant controversy: Lessons learned for using anticipatory governance to address societal concerns of nano-scale neural interface technologies”. Nanotechnology, the Brain and the Future. Eds. Clark Miller, Jason Robert and Ira Bennett. Series Editor David H. Guston. Springer.

Anderson, D. and Slade, C. (2013). “Agenda setting in emergent R&D policy subsystems: Examining discourse effects of the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act. Review of Policy Research. 30(5): 447-463. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ropr.12033/full

Fisher, E.; Slade, C.; Anderson, D.; and Bozeman, B. (2010). "The Public Value of Nanotechnology?”. Scientometrics 85(1): 29-39. http://www.akademiai.com/doi/abs/10.1007/s11192-010-0237-1   

Research Activity

Noziglia, Rachael; McDaniel, Troy; Anderson, Derrick; Panchanathan, Sethuraman (2019). MisophoniAPP: Person-Centric Gamified Therapy for Smarter Treatment of Misophonia. IEEE Global Conference on Signal and Information Ottawa, Canada. 

Noziglia, Rachael; McDaniel, Troy; Anderson, Derrick; Panchanathan, Sethuraman (2019). MisophoniAPP: A website for treating misophonia. SICE Annual Conference 2019. Hiroshima, Japan.

Whitford, A.; Anderson, D. (2019). Co-governance of emerging technologies: The Case of Cryptocurrencies. Conference on the Governing of Emerging Disruptive Technologies, Erasmus University. Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Whitford, A.; Anderson, D. (2019). Co-governance of emerging technologies: The Case of Nanotechnology. International Conference on Key Engineering Materials, St. Antony's College, Oxford University. Oxford, United

Anderson, Derrick. (2018). From Agency to Enterprise in American Higher Education. 2nd Hiroshima University Symposium on SDGs: The Nexus between Global Goals and Research Enhancement through University Reforms. Hiroshima, Japan.

Anderson, Derrick; Whitman, Kyle and Crow, Michael. (2018). Rethinking academic entrepreneurship: University governance and the emergence of the academic enterprise. Entrepreneurship in the public and non-profit sector. National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC.

Anderson, Derrick. (2018). How can local governments and universities work together to propel innovation? Innovation Forum. University of Oregon. Eugene, Oregon.

Anderson, Derrick. (2018). Improving Student Retention and Success in Post-Secondary Education. Western Pathways. Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Anderson, Derrick. (2018). University-industry collaboration. US-Japan Digital Innovation Hub Workshop. Tokyo, Japan.

Whitman, Kyle and Anderson, Derrick. (2017). Public University Performance: A Function of Autonomy or Incentives? Nordic Political Science Association. Odense, Denmark.

Todd, Kevin; Williams, Matthew; Kao, Andrew; Anderson, Derrick. (2016). The proverbs of technology transfer management and policy. Technology Transfer Society Annual Conference. Phoenix, Arizona.

Anderson, Derrick; Shireman, R.; Cox, G.; Khademian, A. (2016). The future of for-profit higher education. Public administration perspectives on the future of higher education. Washington, DC.

Kao, Chen-Yu; Tsai, Chin-Chang; Anderson, Derrick. (2016). Citizens’ experiences and evaluations of public-private collaborations. Public Management Research Conference. Aarhus, Denmark.

Radatz, Alecia; Garbee, Elizabeth and Anderson, Derrick. (2016). The origins and implications of isomorphism in university knowledge production. Organizational studies conference. Honolulu, HI.

Anderson, Derrick. (2016). Understanding the evolving role of for-profit colleges and universities. Invited panelist. Association for Education Finance and Policy. Denver, CO.

Kao, Chen-Yu; Tsai, Chin-Chang; Anderson, Derrick. (2016).  Citizens’ experiences and evaluations of public-private collaborations. NASP-C Workshop. Phoenix, Arizona.

Rimes, Heather; Slade, Catherine; Welch, Jennie; Anderson, Derrick. (2016). Towards a theory of public value managerialism: Examining CEO attitudes towards technological innovation in hospitals. Public values consortium. Phoenix, Arizona.

Whitman, Kyle and Anderson, Derrick. (2015). “Publicness and public value performance: Comparing public, private and for-profit higher education.” Public Management Research Conference. Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Grossman, Joseph; Schwoerer, Kayla; Todd, Kevin; and Anderson, Derrick. (2015). Anticipatory Co-Governance and a bridge between goods-centric and functional approaches to governance. Governance of Emerging Technologies Conference. Scottsdale, Arizona.

Anderson, Derrick; Taggart, Gabel and Megan Lynn. (2015). “Organizations, Policies and the Roots of Public Value Failure: the Case of For-profit Higher Education.” Institutional Design Frontiers: Higher Education. Scottsdale, Arizona.

Anderson, Derrick. (2014) “Institutional Design Futures: Higher Education.” The Future of the University and the University of the Future: A Global Perspective. Universidad Tecnica de Ambato. Ambato, Ecuador.

Anderson, Derrick and Whitford, Andrew. (2014). “General purpose technologies and national statistical capacity.” Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago, Illinois.

Anderson, Derrick & Slade, Catherine P. (2013). Personal and Managerial Motivators in Research University Faculty Grant and Contract Proposal Development.  Presentation at the September Research Roundtable, Colleges of Nursing and Allied Health, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, Georgia. September 24, 2013.

Anderson, Derrick & Slade, Catherine. P. (2013).  Personal and Managerial Motivators in Research University Faculty Grant and Contract Proposal Development. Presentation at the September Faculty Research Roundtable, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, Georgia. September 20, 2013.

Jan Youtie, Barry Bozeman, Derrick Anderson & Danny Fay (2012). Contributorship Issues in Collaborative Research. Beijing Institute of Technology. Beijing China.

Jan Youtie, Barry Bozeman, Derrick Anderson & Danny Fay (2011). Contributorship Issues in Collaborative Research with Corporate Co-authors. Technology Transfer Society Annual Conference. Augsburg, Germany

Anderson, Derrick. (2011). Agenda setting in U.S. science policy sub-systems. Annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies. Tempe, AZ.

Anderson, Derrick.; Slade, C.P; Karen, R. (2010) Governance and Management of Nanotechnology Research and Development in the United States. Annual Commercialization of Micro- and Nano- Systems Conference. Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Fisher, E. and Anderson, Derrick. (2009): From Lab to Legislature: Public Value Mapping of Nanotechnology Science and Innovation Policy Making. DuPont Summit of the Policy Studies Organization. Washington, DC.

Bozeman, B., Slade, C.P., Anderson, Derrick. and Fisher, E. (2009).  Public Value Mapping: Developing a Non-Economic Model of the Social Value of Science and Innovation Policy. Paper presented at the American Sociological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California.

Anderson, Derrick. (2009). Nano and Photo: Mapping Public Values. National Science Foundation Site Visit, Center for Nanotechnology in Society. Tempe, Arizona.

Fisher, E. and Anderson, Derrick. (2009). Nano and Photo: Mapping and Modulating Public Value. Annual All Hands Meeting of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society. Tempe, Arizona.

Fisher, E. and Anderson, Derrick. (2008). Mapping and Making Connections Between Nanoscale Research and Public Values. Gordon Research Conference on Science and Technology Policy. Big Sky, Montana.

Anderson, Derrick. (2008): Exploring Controversy in Nano-Neural Interface Technologies: Using Cochlear Implants as a Model. National Science Foundation Site Visit, Center for Nanotechnology in Society. Tempe, Arizona.

Anderson, Derrick. (2008): Exploring Controversy in Nano-Neural Interface Technologies: Using Cochlear Implants as a Model. Annual All Hands Meeting of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society. Tempe, Arizona.

Anderson, Derrick. (2007): The Nano-Governance Wiki. Annual All Hands Meeting of the Center for Nanotechnology in Society. Tempe, Arizona.

Courses

Fall 2020
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 340Contemporary Policy Challenges
Fall 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 340Contemporary Policy Challenges
PAF 508Organization Behavior
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 508Organization Behavior
Fall 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 311Leadership and Change
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 508Organization Behavior
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 508Organization Behavior
PAF 591Seminar
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 508Organization Behavior
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 591Seminar
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 508Organization Behavior
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 508Organization Behavior
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
PAF 501Public Service Research I