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Addell Anderson


Addell Austin Anderson oversees operations and is responsible for partnerships with the Detroit Center. In this role, she seeks to facilitate ways the Center may serve as a gateway for University and Detroit communities to collaborate and take advantage of each other’s assets and capabilities to affect change for the mutual benefit of our region. Anderson earned a BA in Business and Economics from Kalamazoo College; a Masters of Public Policy from the University of Michigan; and a PhD in Theatre from Michigan State University. She has a long history working with non-profit organizations, academic institutions and in community service capacities. She maintains an appointment as an Adjunct Professor of the Humanities for Wayne County Community College District. Prior to these positions, she served as AmeriCorps Director at U-M’s Ginsberg Center and Executive Director of the Woodward Heritage Organization, Wayne.


Updated May 2015