Sheila Anderson, Ph.D.

Department of Child and Family Studies
ED Room #206
1351 Edvalson St. DEPT 1301
Ogden UT 84408
Office 801-917-4530

Sheila Anderson is an Assistant Early Childhood Professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies at Weber State University. She has worked in the field of early childhood for over 25 years (Curriculum Vitae), as a classroom teacher, program director, university instructor, and researcher.

Scholarly work focuses on the effects of early parenting and teacher interactions on child development using observational research methods. She received a Head Start Student Disseration grant to develop measure of early father-child interaction: Dads' Interaction with Children: Checklist of Observations Linked to Outcomes (PICCOLO-D). Current projects include the adaption the observational measure Parents' Interaction with Children: Checklist of Observations Linked to Outcomes for use with families in China and Family Child Care Professionals. 

Community service focuses on promoting children's development health, professionalizing the Early Childhood Education workforce, and increasing access to higher education and high quality early education programs. Highlights include President of the Utah Association for the Education of Young Children, Cochair of the Utah Early Childhood Govenor's Advisory Board,  and founding memember of the Utah T.E.A.C.H. and Early EDU Alliance projects. She currently serves on the Early Chidlhood Comperehensive Systems Collaborative Inmprovement & Innovation Network, Ogden United Way Prenatal - 3, and 3-5 year old commitees; and the Ogden Weber Community Action Partnership Board of Trustees.

Current Courses Teaching

CHF 2500 Understanding Child Development                                                                                                                                                      CHF 2600 Introduction to Early Childhood Development
CHF 4730 Early Childhood Education Program Development

Education

Ph.D. Family & Human Development, Early Childhood Emphasis, Utah State University
M.Ed. Education Curriculum & Instruction, EC Emphasis, Weber State University
B.S. Psychology and Human Development, University of Utah
A.A.S. Child Development, Southern Utah University