Kevin L. Anderson earned his Ph.D. from Kansas State University in microbiology. Later he then went on the the University of Illinois to start his studies as a National Institutes of Health postdoctoral fellow, and later he became a professor of microbiology at Mississippi State University. At MSU he taught graduate level molecular genetics courses and also was the major professor for many doctoral and masters students. He then served as a research microbiologist for the United States Department of Agriculture.
Since 2003, he has served as the Director of the Van Andel Creation Research Center for the Creation Research Society. He is also presently the Editor-in-chief of the Creation Research Society Quarterly. One of his main areas of research has been the molecular analysis of bacterial interactions and molecular genetics. He has written more than 20 papers in scientific microbiology journals and has given presentations at many nationwide and worldwide scientific meetings