Prof. John Anderson Awarded Danforth Teacher Study Grant

Prof. John Anderson Awarded Danforth Teacher Study Grant

January 30, 1963

98504January 30, 1963, Greencastle, Ind. — John R. Anderson, assistant professor of mathematics at DePauw University, has been awarded a Danforth Teacher Study Grant for 1963-64.  Valued at $4,800 plus tuition and fees, the renewable one-year grant will permit Anderson to continue pre-doctoral work in mathematics at Purdue University, beginning this summer.

Anderson's grant was among only 40 awarded to faculty members throughout the nation from 461 applications.  Selection is based on academic ability, personal qualities which promise success in teaching, and religious commitment.

The Danforth Foundation was established in 1927 in St. Louis to strengthen higher education through grants to colleges 1779and other educational entities.  The grants to teachers were first awarded in 1954.

Anderson, who earned B.S. and M.A. degrees from the University of Nebraska, joined the DePauw faculty in 1960. He started as a teacher and coach at Nebraska's Bloomfield High School (1951-52) before serving as a graduate assistant in the department of mathematics at the University of Nebraska.  He also worked as a senior project engineer with the Allison Division of General Motors in Indianapolis.