Derrick Anderson

Senior Vice President, Education Futures

Derrick Anderson is the senior vice president of Education Futures, a division he helped create for ACE in 2022. Education Futures operates ACE’s research, programs, communities, and innovation activities while interacting with more than 900 universities and 2 million learners each year. It works with ACE members and member communities as partners in shaping the future of higher education.

The Education Futures team works across three core operational units. ACE Connect houses ACE’s communities, such as the Council of Fellows, the ACE Fellows Program, and the ACE Women’s Network. The Education Futures Lab produces major research studies and high-impact programs, and One Dupont Ventures comprises ACE’s innovation initiatives.

Prior to joining ACE, Anderson served as the managing director of university design and senior adviser to President Michael Crow at Arizona State University (ASU). As a faculty member, Anderson has taught various courses relating to public policy and public management at the undergraduate and graduate levels. He continues to teach and publish in areas relating to science and technology policy with a particular focus on issues of governance. Anderson received BS and MPP degrees from ASU and a PhD from the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Georgia, where he was a Stanley W. Shelton Fellow.