Frederick Anderson

Dr. Anderson, as recipient of Distinguished Professor Alumnus Award from the Class of 1965 presented by President James Rosser
College of Health & Human Services
School of Social Work
Office ST816


Dr. E. Frederick Anderson, MSW, PhD, LCSW, MFT
Professor Emeritus and Founding Director, School of Social Work and Master of Social Work Program, College of Health and Human Services

Dr. Anderson is the recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Alumnus Award granted at the Cal State Alumni Gala in 2011 by then President James Rosser.  


In 1991 Dr. Anderson joined California State University, Los Angeles as a Full Professor and Chair in the then Department of Social Work to oversee the development of a Master of Social Work Program. Prior to coming to California State University, Los Angeles, Dr. Anderson was one of the Administrators of the original College of Human Services in the CSU quartered at San Diego State University .   He  successfully navigated the process of review for the new masters degree program in Social Work  at Cal State LA that admitted its first MSW class in 1997.

 Dr. Anderson became the Founding Director of the School of Social Work in 1997. He authored the document approved by the academic senate to change from departmental to School Status. The faculty graduated its inaugural MSW class in 1999 and achieved full accreditation in 2000, thus protecting its first graduates with retroactive accreditation. Dr. Anderson was the first Principal Investigator on training grants from the Inter University Consortium, Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services and the California Social Work Education Consortium at Berkeley, which provided stipend support for graduate education in social work. The consortia consists today of all accredited Departments and Schools of Social Work in California. Dr. Anderson retired in 2011 and was in the Faculty Early Retirement Program wherein he taught an additional five years at a reduced load.  Dr. Anderson's last act while in the FERP program was to Chair the Search Committee of the School of Social Work which was successful in hiring two new faculty and a new Director for the program effective August of 2016. 



Teaching interests include the history of social welfare and the western treatment of social need from feudalism through Social Security, as well as the analysis and application of social policy and the process of macro practice, including community organization tactics and techniques. Dr. Anderson has maintained a rigorous teaching schedule of three courses per quarter after 9 1/2 years as Chair/Director 



Dr. Anderson was the Principal Investigator (PI) on a plethora of grants for Title IVE Training Grants and Stipends and the California Social Work Education Center (CalSWEC), $900,000. Dr. Anderson was Principal Investigator for Support for Curriculum in Child Welfare through the Inter-University Consortium of Los Angeles County that provides stipend support for MSW students who elect child welfare placements in the amount of $18,500 dollars per annum. Dr. Anderson initially oversaw the contracting for the Child Welfare Training Center, off campus that has had tremendous impact on the Child Welfare Community, Award for 2000-2001 is $685,000. Dr. Anderson also pioneered in expanding the life cycle in the curriculum by pushing to have an Aging Concentration within the School of Social Work. As such he was one of the Founding Director's and Principal Investigator for a Hartford Foundation Contract through "Partners in Health Care", Consortium for Stipends in the Field of Aging. A consortium of MSW programs in the Los Angeles basin collaborated in the acquisition of stipend support for Geriatric Social Work placements. For Cal State LA's School of Social Work this has built a foundation for student support in our Concentration in Aging.



Title Date
Anderson, E. Frederick & Delgado, Roger. Cross Cultural Issues in Group Work, in Haight, Barbara and Gibson, Faith. Burnsides Working with Older Adults: Group Process and Techniques Fourth Edition. Boston: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 2005 2005
Anderson, E. Frederick. "Community Based Primary Prevention for Pre-Delinquents". In Barrett, Alan & White, Doris A. (Ed.) Seventh Annual Institute for Youth Services Management: Coping with and Reducing Youth Crime and Substance Abuse: Strategies for Impacting Hard-core and Disadvantaged Populations. Los Angeles: California State University, Los Angeles, Institute for Criminal Justice Studies and Ahmanson Foundation. 1996, pp. 65-71. 1996
Anderson, E. Frederick. "Turning Points and Pathways into Youthful Offending." in Barrett, Alan and White Doris A. Sixth Annual Institute for Youth Services-Management: Alternatives to the Doomsday Projections of Troubled Youth. Los Angeles: California/ State University Los Angeles, Institute for Criminal Justice Studies and Ahmanson Foundation. Pp. 66-70. June 20-July 1, 1994 1994
Anderson, E. Frederick and Delgado, Roger. Cross -cultural issues in group work. In I. Burnside & M.G. Schmidt (Eds.) Working With older adults: group process and techniques. ( 3rd ed.) Boston: Jones and Bartlett. 1994 1994
Anderson, E. Frederick. "The Role of the Black Father: Developing Inclusive Strategies for Perinatal Programs." In Morton, Jean and Wilkinson, Deborah. Promoting Child and Family Health. Washington, D.C: The National Maternal and Child Health Clearinghouse, 1993. Pp. 176-184. UC Berkeley, Dwight-Darby Complex  1993



Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) 1969 California Board of Behavioral Sciences 

Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, (MFT) 1969    Callifornia Board of Behavioral Sciences 


PhD Social Work June 1976

  • University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, California

MSW Social Work June 1967

  • San Diego State University
    San Diego, California

BA Sociology( Social Welfare Option) June 1965

  • California State University, Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, California