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Brittany Anderson, PhD

Assistant Professor, Elementary and Urban Multicultural Education


Brittany N. Anderson is an Assistant Professor in Urban-Multicultural Education at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville in the Department of Theory and Practice in Teacher Education. Brittany is a former Texas educator, who received her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Baylor University, and Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of North Texas. Brittany’s research focuses on pre-service teacher development in relation to the talent development and talent identification of underrepresented youth. Brittany has served as the Mary Frasier STEM Conference graduate coordinator, Torrance Center Summer Institute graduate student coordinator, and Graduate and Professional Students (UGA) Outreach and Service chair. This year, Brittany was awarded the National Association of Gifted Children (NAGC) Doctoral Award.

For the past several years, Brittany has been involved in the professional development of in-service teachers in urban school districts around issues of recruitment and retention of culturally, linguistically, linguistically, and economically diverse students. Brittany has also been involved in university-school partnerships for talent development on Title I campuses with undergraduate and graduate students.


Professional Background

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Contact Information

  • A420 Jane & David Bailey Education Complex, 1126 Volunteer Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37996
  • Phone: 865-974-4209
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