Longtime Adjunct Professor Dies

Terry Anderson, a favorite part-time professor in the Evelyn T. Stone College of Professional Studies, passed away on November 20th, in Evanston. After teaching for many years at The American School, one of the country’s oldest correspondence high schools, Anderson began teaching at Roosevelt in 1980, and quickly became a sought-after instructor. After becoming a familiar adjunct at the downtown campus, Anderson taught for many years in the College’s External Studies Program (a precursor to RU Online), and later taught at the Schaumburg campus, primarily in the Seminar in the Humanities and Senior Thesis courses.  He enjoyed using short stories in his humanities courses, noting especially that he liked discussing “the surprise of story” with students and colleagues. One of his more popular themes in the humanities seminar was the horror story, which inevitably led to student evaluations that began with “I thought I was going to hate this class” and ended with “I loved it!” Anderson was also a visiting Assistant Professor in 2000-2001, and again in 2006-2007. His kindness and quick wit will be missed by many.