Mary Anderson

Mary Anderson


(813) 257-1804



401 W. Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606

Building Location

KBB 110

Meet Mary Anderson

Professor, Political Science


1994 University of Central Florida, B.A.
1996 University of Central Florida, M.A.
2005 Florida State University, Ph.D.

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Courses Taught:

Introduction to American Government
Political Psychology
Campaigns and Elections
Public Opinion
Policy Networking: A travel course to DC

Career Specialties:

Mary Anderson specializes in community and civic engagement, political behavior and academic/student affairs collaboration.

Professional and Community Activities:

Anderson has published numerous academic articles and is the author/co-author of four books. Her research has appeared in The American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, Political Psychology, Political Behavior, Journal of Human Rights and  Women, Politics & Policy. She is a member of the American Political Science Association, the Midwest Political Science Association, the Southern Political Science Association and the Florida Political Science Association.

Honors and Awards:

Anderson has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards including from the National Science Foundation. She was honored with the Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Research from the College of Social Sciences, Mathematics and Education in 2011. In 2019 she was honored with The University of Tampa Unsung Hero award.