Dr. Anderson was the recipient of PBA's Charles and Hazel Corts Award for Outstanding Teaching for 2006-2007. She earned her A.B. at Harvard University and her M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Iowa, and has taught at PBA since 1996. Her forthcoming book, Jane Austen’s Guide to Thrift, co-authored with Dr. Susan Jones, will appear on April 2, 2013 (Berkley Books, an imprint of Penguin USA). Dr. Anderson has published numerous essays in scholarly and arts journals and magazines, including Persuasions: The Jane Austen Journal, Sensibilities, Victorian Poetry, European Romantic Review, Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Renascence, Commonweal, Teen Magazine, Christianity Today, and the collection, Unrooted Childhoods: Memoirs of Growing Up Global. She co-authors essays with current and former students, several of which have been published in competitive, peer-reviewed scholarly journals in literary studies. She enjoys speaking at a wide variety of professional, community, and campus functions, and was honored to be the keynote speaker at several international conferences. An active, long-standing member of the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA), Dr. Anderson has served on the organization’s board and publications committee, and was a judge of its international essay contest for ten years. She has also been co-coordinator of JASNA’s South Florida regional chapter since 2001. Dr. Anderson founded and served as faculty advisor of the Women's Studies Group of PBA for many years, which provided campus programs and events that promoted women's leadership. Devoted to the community as well as her students and her profession, Dr. Anderson frequently lectures at local organizations (such as The Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County, The Society of the Four Arts, Soroptimist International of the Palm Beaches, local retirement communities, and area public and private schools). She enjoys conducting community service projects with students as well. Dr. Anderson has mentored many PBA students, alumni, and colleagues over the years, as well as representing their interests on various committees and task forces. She was named the 2004 “Woman of the Year” in Communications Education by the Atlantic-Florida chapter of the Association for Women in Communication, and was also a finalist for the ATHENA award in 2005, 2007, 2011, and 2012. Passionate about women's leadership and achievement, diversity, environmentalism, and the arts, Dr. Anderson has found great fulfillment in educating future leaders for a life of professional and personal excellence and service.