Faculty image William J. Anderson Professor Emeritus Aerospace Engineering


B. S. in Aeronautical Engineering, 1957, Iowa State University
M. S. in Aeronautical Engineering, 1958, Iowa State University
Ph. D. in Aeronautics, 1963, Caltech
1/Lt USAF, Wright-Patterson AFB, 1962-1965
Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Univ. of Michigan, 1965-1968
Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Univ. of Michigan, 1968- 1973
Professor of Aerospace  Engineering, Univ. of Michigan, 1973-2000
Emeritus Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Univ. of Michigan, 2000-present
   AIAA Professional Society
   Tau Beta Pi Professional Honorary Society
   Sigma Gamma Tau, Aerospace Honorary Society
Associate Fellow of AIAA
Chair or co-chair of 17 doctoral students, in Aero, Civil, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering
Developed and patented the "Personal Professor" video series of finite element and acoustic lectures.  More than 6000 people were trained in industry with the introductory finite element course.
     Freshman numeral in baseball, Iowa State 1954
     Letter in soccer, Caltech, 1962
     All-American honors 14 times in Senior Volleyball .
     Most valuable volleyball player in the United States for men aged 65 and over, 2001.
Founder of 3 corporations:  Automated Analysis Corporation (305 employees), Online Training (1 employee), CGN Associates (65 employees).   Hired over 1000 engineers in their first employment after graduation, including many foreign-born students.
Curriculum Vitae
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