- M.S.W., University of Pennsylvania
- B.S., Psychology, Georgetown University
Nell Anderson came to Bryn Mawr in 2000 as the Praxis Program was just initiated at Bryn Mawr and has provided leadership to the development of the program since that time. She is the Director of Praxis and Community Partnership Programs in Civic Engagement. In this capacity, she works closely with faculty, students and community partners to develop sustainable partnerships between the College and organizations and schools in the Norristown and Philadelphia communities.
Nell has an MSW (U of Penn ’78) and a BS in Psychology (Georgetown ’75) and has many years of experience in higher education, program management, and counseling. Prior to coming to Bryn Mawr, Nell was Director of Academic Support Services at Saint Joseph’s University, where she managed the Act 101 and Passport Programs and worked to increase college access and success for Philadelphia public high school students.
At Bryn Mawr, Nell was the On Campus Mentor for Posse 3; she is currently a Co-Chair of the Philadelphia Higher Education Network for Neighborhood Development (PHENND) and a member of PHENND’s K-16 Partnerships Initiative Steering Committee. She is interested and involved in issues related to public education, immigrant communities, economic justice and public health.
Nell lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Manuel, and cat, Fiddlesticks. She has three grown children and four grandchildren. She keeps her life in balance with the support of yoga, spinning and hiking (most recently at Machu Picchu!).