Renee Anderson

Core Faculty
College of Social and Behavioral Health
School of Counseling
M.S. Clinical Mental Health Counseling

Dr. Renee Anderson is licensed to practice in PA and OH. She became a contributing faculty member at Walden University in 2010 and became a core faculty member in 2014. She currently has a private practice and also conducts court-ordered Psychological/Mental Health Evaluations for the county court system. She also volunteers at the county prison, providing mental health treatment to inmates. She served as an executive member on the Criminal Justice Advisory Board (CJAB), as the Chair of the CJAB Bylaws and Nominations Committee, and as a member on the CJAB Treatment/Human Services Committee. In addition, she served as a member of the prison re-entry coalition. She developed and implemented the Forensic Mental Health Program at the county prison. Prior to her work in the criminal justice system, she had a private practice, providing treatment to children, adolescents, adults, and older adults for a multitude of issues. She has also worked in emergency services and crisis intervention. Dr. Anderson has taught undergraduate courses at Butler County Community College and Youngstown State University and graduate courses for Duquesne University. She has presented at numerous national, state, and regional conferences and has published in peer-reviewed journals.


PhD, Duquesne University

MS, Youngstown State University

BS, Slippery Rock University

AA, Butler County Community College

Public Service

Criminal Justice Advisory Board, Board Member -

Awards / Honors

Martin Luther King Award, PA Network of Unity Coalition, Butler County Community College, 1998


Anderson, R. (2017). Introduction to the case of Dan.

Anderson, R. (2017). Introduction to the case of Mike.

Anderson, R. (2017). Introduction to the case of Tim.

Levers, L., Anderson, R., Boone, A., Cebula, J., Peoples, K., Kuhn, L., Neuman, E., Sindlinger, J. (2008). Qualitative research: Applying robust methods and illuminating the human context. VISTAS

Kress, V. E., Nolan, J., Anderson, R., Shepherd, J. B., Thiemek, D. (2006). Evaluation of a coeducational sexual assault prevention program on college students' rape myth attitudes. Journal of College Counseling

Nolan, J., Ford, S., Kress, V. E., Anderson, R. (2005). A comprehensive model for addressing severe and persistent mental illness on campuses: The New Diversity Initiative. Journal of College Counseling


Anderson, R., Hazler, R., Carney, J. (2003). Socially abusive relationships among youth: More pain than punch. The Ohio Commission on Dispute Resolution & Conflict Management