June 14, 1941 - December 21, 2020
Ron Anderson, an innovative scholar of technology and society, and a dear and generous colleague to all who were privileged to know him, passed away on December 21, 2020. Born in Sikeston, Missouri, Ron spent much of his childhood in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where his father started a hospital and served as personal physician to the court of Emperor Haile Selassie. After earning his psychology B.A. from La Sierra University in 1962, Ron moved to Stanford for graduate study in sociology, where his Ph.D. advisor was John Meyer. Upon his arrival in Minnesota as an Assistant Professor in 1966, Ron quickly took the lead in building a collaborative research infrastructure for his department, college, and university. Keep Reading.