Abram Anders is the Director of ISUComm Foundation Courses and an Associate Professor of English at Iowa State University. He received his Ph.D. in English from Pennsylvania State University. He is a scholar of rhetoric and composition with research interests that include:

  • Academic innovation and learning experience design
  • Business and professional communication
  • Creative collaboration and design practices
  • Innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Leadership and strategic communication

His research has appeared in Computers & Education, International Journal of Business Communication, Business and Professional Communication Quarterly, Disability Studies Quarterly, and the International Review of Research in Open and Distributed Learning. In addition to teaching undergraduate, graduate, and MBA courses in academic and professional communication, Dr. Anders has led leadership development and communication training sessions for professionals from organizations such as Allete, Inc., Hormel Foods, IBM, Mayo Clinic.

The Association for Business Communication (ABC) has recognized Dr. Anders as an outstanding researcher and teacher by honoring him with the 2016 Rising Star Award and the 2014 Pearson Award for Innovation in Teaching with Technology. Dr. Anders also currently serves on the ABC board of directors as a Director-at-Large.