Lu Ann Anderson

Lu Ann Anderson, MS

Assistant Professor of Education

Special Education Program



Lu Ann Anderson joined the university in 2015 as an assistant professor of education after serving as an adjunct faculty member at George Fox since 2008. She specializes in teaching special education after spending the 2013-14 school year as the interim special education director for the Cascade School District in Oregon. Previously, she was the special education coordinator for the McMinnville School District (2010-12) and an employee of the Willamette Educational Services District (2004-10), for which she served as a coordinator for multiple ESD special projects (2009-10) and as a K-12 special programs coordinator in the Newberg (2006-08) and Yamhill-Carlton (2004-06) school districts.

Lu Ann also worked for the Oregon State Department of Education as an education program specialist in the Office of Special Education. She also served on the Oregon State Vocational Rehabilitation Council (2003-07), the policy partner to the Department of Human Services, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, in the early 2000s. In the 1990s, she taught in the Newberg School District.

Lu Ann earned a master’s degree in education/special education from Portland State University and a bachelor’s degree in early childhood/human resources from Empire State College/SUNY of New York. She lives in McMinnville with her husband Mickey. Their blended family includes three children, four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.