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Douglas Anderson, M.F.A.next

Douglas Anderson

Douglas Anderson

Professor, Department of Interdisciplinary Studies

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About Douglas Anderson:

Douglas Anderson joined Medaille College in 1985, having taught previously at Texas A&I University after getting an undergraduate degree in history from the University of Texas and a graduate degree in fine arts from the University of Massachusetts. In 1993, Random House published his novel, First and Ten. Anderson has also published in Texas Monthly, Kirkus Reviews, and small press magazines; he has edited legal and juvenile books.

During a sabbatical year in 1998, Anderson taught himself web technologies, database programming, and web server management. He developed webs that replaced printed textbooks and all the rest of the paper in his courses and created an online community of learners supplementing his face-to-face classes.

During a sabbatical year in 2008, Anderson went to the Netherlands to research the life of Antony van Leeuwenhoek. This linen merchant and civil servant from Delft developed a tiny single-lens microscope that let him become the first human to see the hidden world of microorganisms. His fifty years of letters recorded his observations of protozoa, bacteria, spermatozoa, and red blood cells flowing through capillaries, among many other things. Anderson got a grant the following year to develop the web at LensOnLeeuwenhoek.net, powered by the Drupal content management system. Since then, spending every summer in the Netherlands, Anderson has been mining 17th century Dutch archives. His web tries to answer the question, What do you do when you see things that no one has ever seen before?

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B.A., University of Texas
M.F.A., University of Massachusetts