York College / City University of New York
Anderson, Valerie

Anderson, Valerie

Professor Emerita


Phone: 718-262-2948
Office Location: AC-2A16B
Email: Valerie@york.cuny.edu

Valerie K. Anderson is Associate Professor and Chair of English. She teaches college composition, survey literature, early African-American literature, and multicultural studies courses.

Professor Anderson's research field is African-American English Education history from the colonial American era to the post Civil War or Reconstruction era. Her research has been supported by University grants, and she has presented papers at such forums as the Institute for Research on The African Diaspora in the Americas and the Caribbean (IRADAC), and the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

Office Hours

By appointment for Chair
Mondays/Wednesdays for Students Enrolled in Courses10-11:50


EDD Teachers College, Columbiaa University English Education 1992 
MA Teachers College, Columbia University Curriculum and Teaching 1971 
BA Queens College, CUNY French 1970 

Areas of Expertise

  • Early African-American Literature
  • Pre-Civil war African-American Education

Publications in Field Of Expertise