David Cord Anderson is Professor Emeritus of Leadership and Communication in the School of Business at Lubbock Christian University. He was the Founding Chairman of the Department of Organizational Management and Leadership from 1996 – 2012. He was the Founding Executive Director of The Leadership Center from 2007 -2012. He currently teaches Leadership, Organizational Behavior and Theory, Organization Theory, Leadership in Organizations, Systems in Organizational Communication, and Communication for the Professional. He has taught Organizational Leadership, Group Communication, Strategic Planning, Organizational Concepts, Group and Organizational Behavior, Speech Communication for Teachers, and Introduction to Public Address at LCU. He holds a B.A. degree from Texas Tech University and a M.S. from Amberton University and completed five years of doctoral work in Public Administration/Leadership/Political Science/ at Texas Tech University. David is also an adjunct professor of communication at Tarleton State University.
Prior to coming to LCU, David was Director of Graduate Programs and the Center for Professional Development in the College of Business Administration at Texas Tech University. During his business career he held positions as Vice President and General Manager, Vice President of Sales, Director of Operations, and as a Sales & Marketing Executive in the administrative support services industry. He worked for Pandick Technologies and Xerox. David was designated as a SuperProfessor by Faculty Row in 2012. David was named to Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers in 2002 (7th Edition) and 2005 (9th Edition). He is listed as Who’s Who in Finance & Industry 1992-1993 and 1994-1995. David is the author of: How to Get the Most from Your Performance Appraisal (1981), Salary Administration (1981), Fair Employment Practices (1982), and Career Planning and Development Guide (1990).
Specialist E-5 David Cord Anderson served in the U.S. Army during the time of the Vietnam War. He was stationed at Fort Ord, California where he served as the Company Clerk for the Headquarters Battalion, Third Brigade. He was then attached to Headquarters of the U.S. Army Europe in Heidelberg, Germany. He was the Coordinator of Army Bands with European embassies and the Department of State. He was responsible for sending the first Army band behind the Iron Curtain. He reported directly to the General of U.S. Army, Europe. He received the Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Marksman Medal.
Family Fun Fact – David’s great grandfather, George Washington Taylor, was the nephew of Zachary Taylor, the 12th President of the United States.
David is married to Jill, his high school sweetheart, and they have four adult children – Michelle, Julie, Wade, and Kyle - and four grandchildren – Ashlynn, Dustin, Emma and Mila. Jill is the Second Grade Team Leader where she teaches at Oak Woods School in Granbury ISD. They live in Pecan Plantation Country Club on the Brazos River. David and Jill attend the Granbury Church of Christ where they co-teach adult Bible classes, conduct marriage enrichment seminars, and host a life group in their home.