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Anita Louise Curtis

Anita Louise Curtis, American counselor educator, consultant. Grantee Illinois State University, 1988, 90, Gerontology Institute, 1989, Counseling and Human Development Foundation, 1991.


Curtis, Anita Louise was born on September 15, 1936 in Mishawaka, Indiana, United States. Daughter of Robert E. and Thelma M. (Williamson) Burden.


Bachelor of Science in Education, Indiana University, 1972. Master of Science in Education, Indiana University, 1974. Doctor of Education, Indiana University, 1986.


Teacher English Penn High School, Mishawaka, 1972-1974. Director Aurora House Madison Mental Health Center, South Bend, Indiana, 1974-1977. Part-time consultant Indiana Department of Mental Health, 1977-1979.

Director staff development and community services Midtown Community Mental Health Center, Indianapolis, 1979-1982. Director family services Family Service Association of Monroe County, Bloomington, Indiana, 1982-1987. Associate professor Illinois State University, Normal, since 1987.

Private practice counseling and consultation Indiana, Illinois, since 1987. Consultant Area Agency on Aging, Indianapolis, 1980-1982, Tulip Trace Council of Girl Scouts, Bloomington, 1980-1984, Illinois State University Laboratory, Normal, since 1988, Children's Foundation, since 1991.


Member speakers bureau Teaming for Life Choices Task Force, Bloomington and Normal, since 1988. President United Way Directors Association, Bloomington, 1985, 86, Rent Deposit Fund, Inc., Bloomington, 1986. Board directors Indiana Services to the Deaf, 1981-1982.

Member American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Psychological Association, Association Counselor Educators and Supervisors, Illinois Association for Counseling and Development (president, Recognition award 1989-1990), Illinois Counselor Educators and Supervisors, International Association Marriage and Family Therapy.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: gardening, hiking, horseback riding, movies.


Married Alexander A. Curtis (divorced 1972). Children: Robert, Anthony, Donald.