Sheila Anderson, Ph.D.

Department of Child and Family Studies
ED Room #206
1351 Edvalson St. DEPT 1301
Ogden UT 84408
Office 801-675-1240

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,  Early Childhood Education workforce and systems coordination, and increasing access to higher education and high quality early education programs. Highlights include Cochair of the Data & Research sucommitee for Early Childhood Utah, founding memember of the Utah T.E.A.C.H. and Early EDU Alliance projects. 

Current Courses Teaching

ECED 2110/4110 Self-Compassion & Vitality for those who work with Children

ECED 2640/3640 Collaborating with Diverse Families                                                                                                                                              ECED 2600 Introduction to Early Childhood Development
ECED 4730 Early Childhood Education Program Development



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