Dr. Erik Anderson is Extension Professor in the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education at the University of Idaho. Erik develops web content for the Financial Security for All Community of Practice. He has been actively involved with the national eXtension initiative since 2005.
Dr. Anderson holds a Ph.D. in Adult Education from the University of Idaho. He also has a master’s degree in Communication Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During his 26-year career at the University of Idaho, Erik has served as an Electronic Media Specialist, Distance Learning Specialist, and Director of the Educational Communications department. Previously, Erik worked as an instructional video producer at South Dakota State University and as a telecommunications researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dr. Anderson’s expertise is in distance education and instructional design. He has developed numerous online and video-based courses and educational programs. Erik also has secured more than $2 million in external grant funding during the past 20 years.
Erik has held various leadership roles in professional associations including the Association for Communications Excellence. He also has served as a manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Applied Communications and the Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension.
Erik is a strong advocate for financial literacy and he serves on the Board of Directors of his local credit union.