James Anderson

Jim Anderson

Assistant Professor of Instruction

ENG 215 | 813-417-8854

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Dr. Jim Anderson received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton. He then went on an earned an MBA from The University Of Texas, Dallas. He has published over 125 books including CRC Press's "Software Defined Networking". Jim has worked for 16 different companies during his 33 year career including startups as well as Boeing, Siemens, Alcatel, Verizon, AAA, and Amgen. He has had opportunities to teach at Florida Atlantic University, Florida Polytechnic University, and The University of South Florida. Despite his busy work schedule, Jim has been able to publish 5 papers and has been an invited speaker 8 times. Jim has been an active member of the IEEE for over 30 years, is a senior member, and has held numerous leadership positions at both the local and regional level. Jim has been a member of Toastmasters for 22 years. He manages 5 highly successful blogs and is the owner of LinkedIn's most successful product management user group. His favorite movie is "The Fugitive", he owns a 70 lb Boxer and he is a fairly good cook.

Research Interests

Jim's research areas focus on using blockchain technology to improve and secure supply chains.

Teaching Interests

Programming languages; engineering design, software engineering, and ethics


MBA in Marketing, University of Texas at Dallas (2002)
Ph.D. In Computer Science, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton (1997)
Masters In Computer Science, Washington University in St. Louis (1992)
Bachelors In Computer Science, Washington University In St. Louis (1986)

Honors and Awards:

  • 2012 IEEE Tampa Bay Engineer of The Year

Key Activities:

  • IEEE Florida West Coast Section Computer Society Chairman