Brother Andersen has taught Humanities at BYU-Idaho since 1988, having previously worked for Saudi-Arabian Airlines in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and International English Institute in Fresno, California. He completed his B.A. and M.A. degrees at Brigham Young University and earned his Ph.D. from the University of Idaho. In addition to Humanities, he has taught Anthropology, Art, English, German, and Religion courses. Brother Andersen has a passion for travel--he has lived abroad for 12 years and has visited 35 countries in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the South Pacific. He taught for the BYU Study-Abroad Program in Vienna, Austria and has directed numerous student tours to Europe for BYU-Idaho. Climbing a pyramid in Egypt, scuba diving in the Red Sea, and riding an elephant in the jungles of Thailand are among his most memorable travel experiences.
Brother Andersen is married and has six children and six grandchildren. Together with his family he enjoys camping, hiking, water skiing, and gardening. He is also an avid racquetball player and photographer.