Brent A. Anders, Ph.D.

Adjunct Lecturer

Anders has worked in higher education for over twenty years, concentrating on media and online instruction. Anders has worked as a professor and as an educational media consultant (dealing with video production, live webcasting, student engagement, user experience, and instructional technology as well as course development and instructional design).

Anders also served in the U.S. Army for 26 years, first as an airborne infantryman, then as a certified military instructor. Anders finished his military duty as a Sergeant Major, working as a U.S. Army National Guard international instructor assisting the Kansas State Partnership Program with the government of Armenia through the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan. These different experiences have allowed Anders to observe many different learning scenarios and factors dealing with higher education allowing him to identify different problematic issues and successful solutions.

Anders also does periodic speaking events as well as authoring books, research articles, and blog posts ( dealing with different aspects of instruction, online learning, and educational technology.

Higher education

  • 2018, PhD in Education (focus in online instruction and adult learning), Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA
  • 2007, Master of Science in Instructional Technology, University of Nebraska at Kearny, Kearny, Nebraska, USA
  • 2000, Bachelor of Science in Psychology (focus in human computer interaction), Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA

Courses taught:

  • FND 101 - Freshman Seminar I
  • EC 233 - Professional Communication


Anders, B. (2020). 7 Characteristics of an excellent instructor based on learning science. Emporia, KS: Sovorel Publishing Company.

Anders, B. (2019). The Army learning concept, Army learning model: A guide to understanding and implementation. Emporia, KS: Sovorel Publishing Company.

Anders, B. (2018). Exploratory study of the Structured Self Development experience of enlisted soldiers in the Kansas Army National Guard. Manhattan (Dissertation). KS: Kansas State University.

Anders, B. (2017). How to enhance instructional presence: Research & experience based techniques to improve both online & face-to-face instruction (video for education series). Manhattan, KS: Sovorel Publishing Company.

Anders, B. (2016). Video to enhance face-to-face and/or online instruction, presence, and interaction. American Association for Adult and Continuing Education Conf Proceedings. Albuquerque, NM

Anders, B. (2016). Video to enhance face-to-face and/or online instruction, presence, and interaction. Annual Summer Institute on Distance Learning and Instructional Technology Conference Proceedings. Overland Park, KS: Johnson County Community College

Anders, B. (2015). Motivational/Cultural issues in the utilization of Army learning model (ALM) techniques while instructing Armenian soldiers. 56th Annual Adult Education Research Conference Proceedings. (pp. 51-55). Manhattan, KS: Kansas State University

Anders, B. (2015). Use of video to enhance education. In S. Hai-Jew (Ed.), Design strategies and innovations in multimedia presentations. (pp. 189-201). Hershey, PA: IGI Global doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-8696-0

Anders, B. (2014). More than just data: The importance of motivation, examples, and feedback in comprehending and retaining digital information. In S. Hai-Jew (Ed.), Packaging digital information for enhanced learning and analysis: Data visualization, spatialization, and multidimensionality. (pp. 37-46). Hershey, PA: IGI Global

Anders, B. (2013). Creating a video based educational game: A how-to guide. In S. Hai-Jew (Ed.), Open-source technologies for maximizing the creation, deployment, and use of digital resources and information. (pp. 242-251). Hershey, PA: IGI Global

Anders, B. (2012). A case study on using discovery learning within a learning management system: Axio Learning. In S. Hai-Jew (Ed.), Constructing self-discovery learning spaces online: Scaffolding and decision making technologies. (pp. 119-130). Hershey, PA: IGI Global

Anders, B., (2011), Negative learning and its mitigation in Army simulations. In S. Hai-Jew (Ed.), Virtual immersive and 3D Learning Spaces: Emerging technologies and trends. (pp. 333-335). Hershey, PA: IGI Global

Anders, B., Briggs, D., Hai-Jew, S., Caby, Z., & Werick, M. (2011). Creating an online global health course and game. EDUCAUSE Review Online: EDUCAUSE Quarterly 34(4).

Anders, B. (2010). Dramatic educational film making for the University Life Café website. In D. Russell (Ed.), Cases on collaboration in virtual learning environment: Processes and interactions. (pp. 24-26). Hershey, PA: Yurchak Printing Inc.

Anders, B. (2010). The Art of videography for e-learning. In S. Hai-Jew (Ed.), Digital imagery and informational graphics in e-learning: Maximizing visual technologies. (pp. 131-134). Hershey, PA: Yurchak Printing Inc.

Research database IDs:

ORCID ID Number: 0000-0002-0822-8224


  • Army Achievement Medal (2019) for excellence in service in the training of Soldiers & mission success.
  • Armenian Coin of Appreciation (2014) presented by First Deputy Minister of Defense of Armenia David Tonoyan in appreciation of development of the Armenian Sergeants through educational engagements at the NCO (Sergeants) Academy in Yerevan, Armenia.
  • Outstanding Project Award (2007) in recognition of contribution of time, talent, and effort in the successful design upgrade of the Division of Continuing Education website at Kansas State University.


E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: +37460 61 2749

Office location: PAB 117W

Office hours: 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM Monday through Friday