Mr. Bernard Anderson
Dr. Bernard E. Anderson
has been the Whitney M. Young, Jr.
Professor of Management at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
since 2001, when he
returned from serving in the Clinton Administration.
The U.S. Senate
confirmed Dr. Anderson
in early 1994 as Assistant Secretary for the Employment Standards
Administration, an agency within the U.S. Department of Labor
Dr. Anderson has held leadership positions in academia, public service, private sector, and civic life.
He was President of the Anderson Group, a Philadelphia economic and management advisory firm that provides strategic planning information for private and non-profit organizations; Professor of Industry at the Wharton School of Business; a lecturer in economics at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania; the Director of the Social Sciences Division of the Rockefeller Foundation; and a Visiting Fellow in Public and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University.
Dr. Anderson has authored six books and numerous articles on economic and employment policy, and was a member of the Black Enterprise Magazine Board of Economists.
He began his career as an economist for the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Between 1991 and 1994, he served as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority - the fiscal oversight board for the City of Philadelphia.
His memberships on professional and corporate boards included the Manpower Demonstration and Research Corporation for which he was Vice Chairman, the Provident Mutual Life Insurance Company, and Lincoln University, for which he was Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
He currently serves as vice chairman, board of trustees, Tuskegee University, Alabama.
He is a member of the American Economic Association, a former executive board member of the Industrial Relations Research Association, and a former President of the National Economic Association.
Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter recently appointed Dr. Anderson to the Mayor's Advisory Commission on Construction Industry Diversity.
Dr. Anderson received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics, graduating with highest honors from Livingstone College, in Salisbury, North Carolina; a Masters of Arts in Economics from Michigan State University, in East Lansing, Michigan; and a Ph.D. in Business and Applied Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.