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Gloria Long Anderson is an American Chemistry educator.


Gloria Long Anderson was born November 5, 1938 in Altheimer, Arkansas, United States; the daughter of Charley L. and Elsie Lee (Foggie) L.


G. Anderson graduated from Altheimer Training High School in 1954 and then attended Arkansas A&M and Normal College, where she received her B.S. degree in chemistry and mathematics and graduated at the top of her class in 1958. In 1960 she received Master of Science degree in organic chemistry from Atlanta University under the tutelage of her mentor, Henry C. McBay. She taught chemistry at South Carolina State College and Morehouse College between 1961 and 1964. Also in 1968 G. Anderson graduated from the University of Chicago, Doctor of Philosophy in physical organic chemistry from.


She taught chemistry at South Carolina State College and Morehouse College between 1961 and 1964. In 1968 G. Anderson became an associate professor and chair at Morris Brown College's department of chemistry. In 1973, she was promoted to an endowed chair position and named the Fuller E. Calloway professor of chemistry.

Beginning in 1981, G. Anderson spent two summers at Lockheed Georgia Corporation in Marietta, Georgia as both a research fellow and research consultant. During the summer of 1984, she served as a faculty research fellow at the Air Force Rocket Propulsion Laboratory at Edwards Air Force Base in California. From 1984 to 1989, she was promoted to dean of academic affairs at Morris Brown College. She served as interim president from 1992 to 1993 and again in 1998, and from 1995 to 1997, G. Anderson was the dean of science and technology at Morris Brown Collge. Since 2007, she has been serving as a professor of chemistry as well as vice president for academic affairs.

She was a member of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Board of Directors from 1972 to 1979 and vice chairman 1977-1979. She was a Postdoctoral research fellow of National Science Foundation, 1969; faculty industry fellow, 1981; faculty research fellow of Southeastern Science Center for Electrical Engineering and Education, 1984.


  • Throughout her long career at Morris Brown College, G. Anderson secured more than $1,000,000 in grants for the college’s science programs and faculty.

    G. Anderson researched organic chemistry, particularly the chemistry of Fluorine-19. Her studies of chemical structure have also found use in further work on anti-viral drugs.


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Since 1980 she was a member of Public Telecommunications Task Force, Atlanta. Also she is a member of National Science Teachers Association, American Chemical Society and Sigma Xi. She is a Fellow of American Institute of Chemists (certified professional chemist).