Mary Anderson

Professor, Reading

Tel.: (630) 942-2536
Berg Instructional Center (BIC), Room 2C06B

Areas of Research Interest:

Comprehension monitoring

Recent Courses Taught:

  • English 0481, 0482, 0483 - Developmental Reading
  • English 0491, Developmental Writing


Current Projects:

  • Creating Professional Development opportunities for Reading in the Content Areas at College of DuPage
  • Assuming Lead Teacher responsibilities for Developmental English courses and modules in the Center for Independent Learning
  • Organizing Guest Reader Week (reading stories to children in COD's Child Care and Development Center), an activity sponsored by the Reading Assistance Area


Selected Publications, Presentations, Performances, Books:

  • Thiede, K.W. & Anderson, M.C.M. (2003). Summarizing can improve metacomprehension accuracy. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 28, 129-160.
  • Thiede, K.W., Anderson, M.C.M. & Therriault, D. (2003). Accuracy of metacognitive monitoring affects learning of texts. Journal of Educational Psychology, 95, 1, 66-73.
  • Anderson, M. (1994).A literary collage of rural life. Journal of Research in Rural Education, 10, 2, 122-125.
  • Anderson, M. (Author). (1995). Young voices. (Cassette Recording, Rural Audio Journal, 4,1). Oak Brook, IL. North Central Regional Educational Laboratory.



  • Ph.D. Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • C.A.S. Reading, National- Louis University
  • M.A. Communication Education, University of Iowa
  • B.A. Speech, University of Northern Iowa