Ron Anderson

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.


Engaging the Classroom and Community Through Archives-based Learning

This article is reprinted, with author and publication permission, from September/October 2022 issue of The Criminologist.  This article … Read More

25% Increase in Alcohol-Related Deaths in 2020

Four green glass bottles dripping with condensation. Image used under CC0. This week The New York Times covered … Read More

Show Me the Money: Employees Not Only Want Better Pay, They Want Status

Image: An image of white hands shuffling money, with a black background. Image via pixabay, Pixabay License. Over 50 … Read More

Happy New Year?

This piece is reposted, with permission, from Sociological Images. As the new year brings in a new peak … Read More

Diaper Desperation

Image: Shelving in front of a house in New Orleans with “Community Baby Supplies” sign and boxes of clothing, … Read More

Chronic Pain is More Than A Personal Problem

Image: A white woman sits on a bed in pajamas, her arms clutched around her midsection in pain. Image … Read More

Inequality and Access to Mental Health Care

Image: A black woman sits on the floor, leaning against a sofa, in a low-lit room. Her head is … Read More

Global Rise in Negative Emotions including Pain

Books by Steven Pinker and Hans Rosling, among others, and reports from the World Bank and the UN, all argue … Read More

The Global Refugee Crisis and its Resolution

By 2020 the UNHCR (UN Refugee Agency) reported 71 million forcibly displaced people worldwide, half of whom qualify … Read More

Website Overview

This site is the new home for Ron Anderson’s website World Suffering & Compassionate Relief of Suffering.  Ron Anderson, an … Read More