Karin Anderson, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology and Counselor Education
Program Director, MA in Psychology
College of Graduate and Innovative Programs
Dr. Anderson teaches psychology and counselor education courses at Concordia University Chicago to students enrolled in the graduate program. The focus of Dr. Anderson’s classes is on counseling, human development, counseling theories and practice and teaching counseling.
Her research involves human development, while focusing on the topics of individuation from family of origin, identity development in late adolescents, women's identity development and identity development of urban African American emerging adults.
Dr. Anderson’s book, It Just Hasn't Happened Yet was published in 2010 by Clifton Hills Press. Students assist her with many ongoing research projects and accompany her to international conferences to collaborate on presentations. Dr. Anderson has been a member of Concordia’s faculty since 2008.
- PhD, Developmental Psychology. Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Ill.
- MA, Clinical Psychology. Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill.
- BA, Psychology and Communication Arts. Judson College, Elgin, Ill.
Academic and Professional Highlights
- It Just Hasn't Happened Yet, Clifton Hills Press; Cincinnati, Ohio, 2010.
- “Relationships with Parents and Identity Development in Urban African American Emerging Adult Women.” 11th European Congress of Psychology; Oslo, Norway, July 7-10, 2009.
- “Who Am I? Identity Development Throughout the Lifespan. It’s Not Just for Teenagers Anymore.” Alpha Sigma Alpha National Convention; Albuquerque, N.M., July 16-20, 2008.
- “Identity Development in African American and European American Adolescent Girls: Is there a Difference?”10th European Congress of Psychology; Prague, Czech Republic, July 3-6, 2007
- “Family Ties: Connectedness to Parents and Identity Development in College Students.” 9th European Congress of Psychology; Granada, Spain,July 3-8, 2005.
You can learn more about Dr. Anderson at AuthenticallyMe.com and follow her on Twitter @DrKarinAnderson.