S. Catherine Anderson holds a B.S. in Financial Management and a Juris Doctorate degree and was a partner in the law firm Few & Anderson, a firm specializing in complex civil litigation on referral from other attorneys. Her primary areas of practice included product liability, catastrophic medical negligence, commercial contract litigation, antitrust, and securities litigation.
In 1984, she joined the faculty of the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte. In addition to having held administrative positions as University Provost and Vice-Chair of the McColl School, she teaches ethics and legal environment of business in the MBA and EMBA programs. Cathy's teaching garnered her the Grier Distinguished Professor award and the first Fuqua Distinguished Educator award.
Her academic and professional service work has included serving as staff editor for the Journal of Legal Studies in Business, Journal of Legal Studies Education, and The Bar Tab. She is a member of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business, the South Carolina Bar, and Mystery Writers of America. She has written or collaborated on five books and numerous articles, including a volume on legal damages for South Carolina Jurisprudence and articles on monopolies, employment rights, and business ethics.
She offers management seminars on topics such as employment law, sexual harassment, negotiation, writing skills, health care law, and business ethics. Her consulting and speaking experience is diverse: she has spoken at national symposia on emergency research issues and given testimony before FDA/NIH joint hearing on informed consent in emergency care research; helped research and evaluate the economic impact of a South Carolina gold mining operation; and offered seminars to banks, internal audit teams, hospitals, health care groups, not-for-profits, city-county government, property managers, civic leadership training programs, and others.