Meet the Faculty: Kevin Anderson
Professor & Program Director, Massage Therapy
Year Joined CCAC
Courses Currently Teaching
Massage Therapy Principles & Procedures 1, 2 & 3
Musculoskeletal Palpation for Massage Therapy
Pathology for Massage Therapy
Massage Modalities 1 & 2
Massage Therapy Applications
Most Memorable CCAC Experience
For four years in a row, my students and I represented CCAC by providing over eight hours of massage to hundreds of runners at the Pittsburgh Marathon, for which we won "Best Massage School." My most memorable moments are working with the students in the community, volunteering at local businesses and events doing all types of massage. It's amazing to watch the students in action, caring for all the people of the community. In addition, I think it's pretty cool to be chairing the Curriculum subcommittee of College Council and being part of the Assessment Team. I can remember my first time attending a Curriculum subcommittee meeting, very nervously, to bring the Massage Therapy curriculum through governance with Dean Allison. To now be working with and involved on committees currently and previously led by people I look up to at the college, including the Allied Health faculty, Caroline Evans, Dr. Kalina White, Rita Gallegos and Dr. Stephen Wells, is quite humbling.
Why I Teach What I Teach
Simply put, massage therapy changes lives. Especially in today's world, touch is needed more than ever by each and every person. I most enjoy watching my students' personal progress on their life's journey from the day they enter the first class through graduation and beyond, when they become ambassadors of massage therapy. Nothing makes me happier than seeing my students break down limiting beliefs about themselves and go on to achieve massive success in a way that is fulfilling to them and meaningful to others.
Something People Might Not Know About Me
Being originally from the Philadelphia area, I am a huge '90s R&B fan. I used to be in an R&B acapella group and still love to sing almost daily.
"Stress comes from knowing what is right and doing what is wrong." -Larry Winget
"If there is no enemy within, the enemy outside can do us no harm." -Les Brown/African Proverb