Allen F. Anderson, Jr. Ph.D., CCPHC

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Professor Emeritus (former Department Chair)

Dr. Anderson received his Ph.D. in Political Science, with a specialization in Public Law and Judicial Process, from Southern Illinois University in 1984. He has since expanded his study into Public Health, with a certification from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and continuing education from both the University of Michigan and Johns Hopkins University.  Combining these backgrounds, he has researched HIV/AIDS policies and behaviors in the People’s Republic of China since 1990. His research has focused on prisoners, drug abuse, prostitution, internal migration, and general sexual transmission of the AIDS virus. Anderson is now working with both the Chinese Foundation for the Prevention of STD & AIDS and the Chinese Ministry of Justice on controlling HIV/AIDS in the mainland prison environment.  His domestic research has focused on judicial behavior, plea negotiation, child advocacy, and criminal law.