Monica “Dr. mOe” Anderson is a dentist, bestselling author, and motivational speaker. She earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota School Dentistry and holds a BA in Biology from Baylor University.
She has published four books, including two bestselling novels, When A Sistah's FED UP and I Stand Accused, and two nonfiction books, Black English Vernacular and Mom, Are We There Yet? In 1996, she made history as the first African-American columnist for the Arlington Star-Telegram. The popularity of her articles led to a weekly editorial for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, a leading Texas newspaper. Her editorials have appeared in news outlets across the country, including: the Seattle Times, the San Jose Mercury News, Dallasblack.com, Soulciti.com, the Minnesota Viking Update, and the Courier-Journal of Louisville, KY. In 1999, the staff of the Fort Worth Weekly named her "Best Columnist." She has also written articles about dentistry for the online journal Drbicuspid.com. Recently, her popular blog The Cougar Commandments was featured in the Australian news outlet Alive Sydney
For over two decades, she has given lectures to corporate, university, and civic groups, as well as, professional associations across the country. She has also spoken internationally. Her most requested topics are: Life Balance, Communication Skills for Women, and the Medical Benefits of Humor.
Her business background includes: General Nutrition Centers franchise owner, producer/host of a cable television program, private practice owner, real estate investor, partnership in a restaurant, and CEO of TyMAC Books, a private publishing company.
Dr. mOe has been the recipient of numerous awards, including: Outstanding Young Women of America, the "Outstanding Young Alumni" Award from the Alumni Association of Baylor University, the Distinguished Alumni Award from the Fort Worth Independent School District, and the Millennium Award for Medicine from Altrusa International, Inc. Additionally, her dedication to her patients is reflected by her inclusion in the 2009 edition of "Guide to America's Top Dentists."
She has served on numerous nonprofit boards. Her volunteer involvement focuses on education, children/women’s issues, health, and economic development. Lifeworks, the Arlington Sports Facilities Development Authority, the Junior League, the Baylor University Alumni Board, Communities in Schools, and Big Sisters are a few of her current and past commitments. She is a graduate of Leadership Austin Experience and Leadership Arlington. Dr. mOe is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Texas Writers League, NBMBAA, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
She lives in Austin, Texas, and is a proud mother of two and a grandmother.