Ph.D., Saybrook University; M.S., Nova Southeastern University; MSW, Walla Walla University; BSW, University of North Texas
Narrative research and storytelling dialogue; grief, trauma, and ambiguous loss; emotional regulation; transgenerational transmission of trauma; identity displacement and cultural oppression; social and collective identity; women’s issues; reducing health disparities and eliminating health inequities among older adults.
Dr. Anderson-Engler is a qualitative researcher, social scientist, and health educator. She serves on the faculty advisory council for The Higher Learning Commission, assigned to the criterion of teaching and learning, evaluation, and improvement. Other professional accomplishments include being the recipient of a three-year international scholarship through the Körber Foundation in Hamburg, Germany; working with the University of Oslo and the Peace Research Institution Oslo (PRIO) in Norway; and serving as a core member of the Global Coordinating Team for the Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies network at Columbia University. Dr. Anderson-Engler is also an active member of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) and a published author. Dr. Anderson-Engler became a contributing faculty member in Walden’s School of Social Work and Human Services in 2013.