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Anderson, James

Dr. Jim Anderson

Contact Information

Dr. James C. Anderson
Sonny Astani Department of
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Kaprielian Hall, 234B
University of Southern California
3620 S. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2531

Tel:  (213) 740-8660
Fax: (213) 744-1426
Email: jamesa@usc.edu

Retired Professor

Research Interests

  • Inelastic dynamic behavior of systems subjected to dynamic loads and correlation with measured response
  • Earthquake resistant design of structural systems including base isolation
  • Computer aided design of structures in steel and reinforced concrete
  • Large-scale testing of structural components and assemblies in steel and reinforced concrete
  • Application of high strength concrete to tall buildings located in seismic regions

Biographical Information

Ph.D. 1969 University of California, Berkeley
M.S. 1962 University of Michigan
B.S. 1961 University of Michigan


Before joining the faculty in 1974, Dr. Anderson held a consulting position with Sargent & Lundy Engineers.