Dr. Francine Wright-Anderson

A portrait of Francine Wright Anderson

Francine Wright-Anderson earned her Ph.D. in physical therapy in 1999 from Texas Woman’s University at the Dallas Presbyterian campus (now the T. Boone Pickens Institute for Health Sciences, Dallas Center). She is currently Professor of Anatomy and Founding Assistant Dean for Post-Baccalaureate Studies at Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lillington, North Carolina. She holds her undergraduate degree from Howard University in Washington, D. C., Sports Medicine Rehabilitation Fellowship from the University of North Carolina and American Sports Medicine Institute and HealthSouth, and a Masters degree in health service management from the University of Central Texas, Killeen, Texas. Through her teaching, research and consulting work, Dr. Wright-Anderson has impacted the lives of many physicians and clinicians in the medical community.

In the higher education arena, Dr. Wright-Anderson has become highly respected for her expertise in gross anatomy. Since receiving her TWU Degree she has held adjunct faculty positions at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College in Richmond, Virginia, and Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia. In 2002 she accepted a position at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia, where she was Associate Professor and the Founding Discipline Leader of Anatomy for the College and later Vice Dean of the Post Baccalaureate Pre-Med Program. At the same time, she taught and became Accreditation Consultant for Radford University’s Waldron College, Doctoral Physical Therapy Program in Radford, Virginia.   

Dr. Wright-Anderson’s career highlights include extensive clinical experience. In the last twenty years she has held positions as a contract Physical therapist and the Physical Therapy Coordinator at Rehabilitation Solutions in Dallas, Texas, and Richmond, Virginia. At Retreat Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, she was an Acute Physical Therapist, a Clinical Instructor and received the Clinical Ladder Award for her outstanding work. More recently she has presented Clinical Anatomy Cadaver Workshops for Health Professionals and acted as a consultant.

With an extensive list of research presentations, funding and publications, Dr. Wright-Anderson has become a sought-after speaker and consultant in her field. She is an evaluator for the American Osteopathic Association, a member of the American Association of Clinical Anatomy, the Education Outreach Grant Committee Chair for the American Association of Anatomists and a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

In her community she has served with the North Carolina Special Olympics and in various community outreach programs through Campbell University. She is the mother of three children, Britney, LesLee and Jerran and enjoys travel and time spent with children and grandchildren.