Director of Didactic Education
Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies
B.S. Secondary Biology Education – West Chester University, 2002
M.S. Physician Assistant Studies – Philadelphia University, 2004
National Commission on the Certification of Physician Assistants
Advanced Cardiac Life Support
Academic and Research Interests:
Geriatric Psychiatry, Depression, Obesity, Substance Abuse, Instructional theory, Cardiac Arrhythmias
Jen Anderson graduated from the Philadelphia University Physician Assistant Program in 2004, and for eight years worked in inpatient Internal Medicine, eventually becoming the lead PA for a group of 18 inpatient Physician Assistants. Prior to going to PA school, Jen obtained an undergraduate degree in education with the plan to eventually combine her two professional loves, teaching and medicine.
Jen focuses the majority of her time on the Didactic phase of the program. She also continues to work in Internal Medicine at Methodist Hospital in South Philadelphia, caring for the community she has come to know and love. Jen grew up in Chester County, PA, where she now continues to live with her family. In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors with her kids.