Dr. LaShunda Anderson, the first African-American woman to earn a Ph.D. in Agronomy from LSU, was named one of the inaugural class of Alcorn State University’s Top 40 under 40 in the 140th
anniversary year of the founding of the University, the nation’s first historically black land-grant institution.
Dr. Anderson, whose doctoral research focused on phytoremediation, completed her Ph.D. at LSU in 2007. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Agronomy in the Department of Agriculture at Alcorn.
In addition to teaching and conducting research, Dr. Anderson serves as the advisor for the Soil and Plant Sciences Club, Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS) and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.