Peter AndersonEducation

PhD, New York University; MA, University of Missouri at Kansas City

Research Interests

Sexual aggression; AIDS; the impact of alcohol consumption on sexual risk behavior; gender; the intersections of race, gender, and class


Dr. Anderson began his college career studying to be a Jesuit priest. He was the first conscientious objector to complete his alternative service working for Planned Parenthood and was one of the founders of Clergy Consultation Service of Missouri. He studied and taught courses related to sexuality in Kenya, Sweden, Denmark, Mexico, Costa Rica, Russia, and the Czech Republic. Prior to joining Walden’s faculty, he was a professor at the University of New Orleans where he taught for 17 years. Dr. Anderson has published two edited books, one on HIV/AIDS and one on sexually aggressive women, 10 book chapters, and more than 75 professional articles. He is past president of both the Foundation for the Scientific Study of Sexuality and the Midcontinent Region of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality. He is senior editor of the Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality and a regular reviewer for several journals.