After several years in Church Music and, later, Music Therapy, Dr. Anderson joined ISU's Family and Consumer Sciences faculty in 2006. He currently teaches graduate classes in theory application and cross-cultural human development, and undergraduate classes in multicultural family studies and personal relationships. He is also the advisor for the award winning ISU-CFR, the student affiliate of the National Council on Family Relations. Prior to coming to Illinois State, he taught educational psychology, human development, music therapy techniques, and guitar at the University of Alabama.
499.002Independent Research For The Master's Thesis
252.001Multicultural Family Studies
398.002Professional Practice: Human Development and Family Science
401.001Theories & Contemporary Issues In Family & Consumer Sciences
291.002Undergraduate Teaching Experiences In Family And Consumer Sciences
Current interests focus on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) concerning best practice for teaching abstract concepts. Current interests include interrupted case studies, dysconsciousness, and developmental changes in cognition during young adulthood. Past work has also involved the influence of multiple sclerosis on family functioning.