Mary P. Anderson holds a B.A. from the University at Buffalo, and an M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University. She joined the Department of Geoscience at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1975, where she is the C.S. Slichter Professor Emeritus. She has co-authored two textbooks on groundwater modeling and over 100 technical publications. She served as Editor-in-Chief of NGWAs journal Ground Water for nine years. She is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and a fellow of both the American Geophysical Union and the Geological Society of America. She received the NGWA M.King Hubbert Award in 1992 and is the recipient of several other national awards.