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Angela Anderson, PhD

Collegiate Associate Professor
Angela Anderson
256 Wallace Hall
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Dr. Angela Anderson strives to encourage, praise, mentor, and inspire each student that walks into her classroom.

A poster on her wall, "I was born to teach" sums up her teaching philosophy:

  • I was born to encourage and care for my students in a way that they always feel good about themselves when they walk out of my classroom.
  •  I was born to praise them, especially when they put a fellow student before themselves, or when they show humility and not pride or arrogance.
  • I was born to mentor them, always being an example of good character, fairness, and honesty.
  • I must listen, lend a hand, and be trustworthy.
  • I was born to inspire students to follow their dreams, discover their creativity, interests, and talents… and learn to use them to their fullest potential.
  • It’s my calling, my passion, my life, and my world.


HNFE 2804: Exercise and Health
HNFE 2484: Evidence-based Practice in Health and Healthcare
HNFE 4004: Seminar in HNFE- Writing and Discourse
HNFE 4025: Metabolic Nutrition 1
HNFE 5124: Physical Activity and Health

American College of Sports Medicine

Excellence in Teaching Award from the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), September, 2020

Michael Houston Memorial Graduate Scholarship Award, HNFE, Virginia Tech, 2011, 2012, 2013

Certificate of Merit for Graduate Teaching in Excellence, Graduate School, Virginia Tech, March 2012

Preparing the Future Professoriate Higher Education Study Trip to Switzerland, May 2013 and Chile, January 2012

2013, Ph.D., Virginia Tech Human Nutrition, Foods, and Exercise
Dissertation: Characterization of Metabolic Differences in Benign, Slow Developing, and Tumor-initiating Ovarian Cancers                                      

1997, B.S., Pacific Lutheran University, Biology and Psychology
Minor: Chemistry