Shaun Marq Anderson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor | Communication Consultant |
Corporate Social Responsibility Expert
Dr. Shaun M. Anderson is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Communication and Faculty Advisor for the Institute for Business Ethics and Sustainability at Loyola Marymount University. He is also the founder and President of CSR Global Consulting, LLC, which is a global consulting firm dedicated to helping organizations develop strategic plans as a way to effectively communicate their Corporate Social Responsibility efforts.
In particular, his work focuses on sport organizations utilize their platform to engage in social justice, community development, leadership, and diversity initiatives.
He has worked with several organizations on their CSR initiatives including PBS, Major League Baseball, Football University, Job Corp, Pursuit Sports Group, Rutgers University, California State University Los Angeles, West Virginia University, and the Arkansas Minority Health Commission.
His writings have been featured in academic journals and periodicals such as the International Journal of Sport Communication, Psychology of Popular Media Culture, Sport Marketing Association conference proceedings, HuffPost, World Policy Institute, and Black Life Coaches.
Additionally, his work has been published in books such as New Perspectives on Race and Ethnicity: Critical Readings about the Black Experience in Trump’s America (Kendall Hunt, 2018), Fantasy Sports: Perspectives from the field (Lexington Books, 2016), The Sports Documentary: Time, Space, and Power (Under advanced contract), and Listen to Me Now, or Listen to Me Later: A Memoir of Academic of Academic Success for College Students (Kendall Hunt, 2014).
He received his PhD in Communication Studies under a W.E.B. DuBois Fellowship from West Virginia University (2016); a Master of Science in Mass Communication from Arkansas State University (2008) and a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (2005).
As an African-American male who grew up in a single-parent household in the Delta region of
Arkansas (The City of Pine Bluff to be exact), I could have succumbed to various negative statistics. Nonetheless, I persevered!
My mother, two older sisters, and I all lived with my grandparents. My grandfather and grandmother only had an 8th grade education but were some of the smartest people you would’ve ever met. My grandfather worked as a factory worker and janitor helping my grandmother raise 12 children on $5,000 a year! Talk about a hard worker!
My mother, who worked as a janitor and maid for her entire career, made sure that I had a firm foundation so that I could succeed.
Collectively, they taught me the meaning of hard work, dedication, and daring to be different. I took what I learned and made a way for myself. In fact, as an undergraduate student, I paid my way through school by working full-time as a janitor!
Since then, I became the first in my family and the first African American person in my doctoral program to earn a PhD! I am eager to provide your organization with the same of dedication and resilience!
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Shaun M. Anderson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Organizational Communication
Department of Communication Studies
Loyola Marymount University
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