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Philip Anderson

Professor : Management Department

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Phil Anderson teaches strategic planning and organizational behavior in both the undergraduate business and UST MBA programs. He served as chair of the Management Department for 13 years, from July 1996 to July 2009. In addition, he served as the first director of St. Thomas’ Business Semester in London Program in 1995, and was the director again in 2011. Annually since 1997, he has led a month-long summer study abroad program to England and Ireland focusing on strategic planning that features site visits to companies overseas.

Anderson also taught for four years, including one year on a Fulbright Scholars Fellowship, at University College in Cork, Ireland, while on leave from the University of St. Thomas. While in Ireland, he wrote a case study of Waterford Crystal, Ltd. of Waterford, Ireland, which was published by the European Case Clearing House and included in two U.S. case text books. Before joining the University of St. Thomas, Phil was a manager with the Univac Corporation, and taught at the University of Minnesota and at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Anderson is co-author of Micromatic: A Strategic Management Simulation, published by Cengage Learning; and Mogul: A Management Simulation and Maven: A Marketing Simulation, published by Oaktree Simulations. These are computer-based simulation exercises, designed for use as business education and training tools. He has also published more than 40 articles in the areas of educational pedagogy and learning, study abroad and intercultural development, and determinants of ethical behavior.

He the associate editor for Simulation and Gaming: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Theory, Practice, and Research. He is also a reviewer for the International Journal of Intercultural Relations, the Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, and the Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning.

Anderson received his bachelor of science in business, M.B.A. and Ph.D. in management from the University of Minnesota. He has also been active in several professional associations, including the Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning, where he has served on the board of directors for four years.

Anderson has traveled extensively in Western and Central Europe (before and after the destruction of the Berlin Wall in 1989) as well as in North Africa, the Middle East, Australia [20 times], and S.E. Asia (China, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Philippines, Malaysia and Japan). He lived in Cork, Ireland, for four years between 1989 and 1995 and in London for four months in 1995 and again in 2011. Since 1989, Anderson has made more than 50 trips to England and Ireland.


Academic Background

B.S.B., business administration, University of Minnesota
M.B.A., University of Minnesota
Ph.D., management, University of Minnesota

Research Specialties

  • Determinants of ethical behavior
  • Educational pedagogy and learning
  • Study abroad and Intercultural development

Current Research

  • Intercultural sensitivity and development
  • Problem based learning

Major Works

Significant Scholarly Honors

  • Best Paper Award, Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning Conference, 1996
  • Best Paper Award, 39th International Council for Small Business Annual World Conference, 1994
  • Fulbright Fellowship, University College, Cork, Ireland, 1992-1993
  • Most Influential Writing Award, Association for Business Simulation and Experiential Learning, 1994