Patricia Anderson

Contributing Faculty
Richard W. Riley College of Education and Human Sciences
Ph.D. Education

Patricia Nan Anderson holds a doctorate in Educational Psychology. Her dissertation in 1998 established cost as a factor in the expectancy-value model of achievement motivation. From 1995 to 2008 she held a place in the Early Childhood Education faculty of National-Louis University in Chicago, ending as tenured Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate and Graduate Teacher Education Programs in Early Childhood. She has taught online starting in 1999. Dr. Anderson joined the faculty at Walden University in 2008. After moving to Seattle in 2005, Dr. Anderson focused on the role of parents in early development, realizing this is largely ignored in the traditional Early Childhood academic programs. She wrote the books, Parenting: A Field Guide and Developmentally Appropriate Parenting, and Everyday Equity. Dr. Anderson serves as a speaker, trainer and consultant to community organizations and social service agencies that work with teachers and parents of young children.

Courses Taught

EDUC 8090-448 - Doctoral Study Intensive

EDUC 8090-848 - Doctoral Study Intensive

EDDD 8990-121/8990B - Doctoral Capstone

EDUC 8900-75/9002-75/8800-75/9001-75 - Research Forum

EDPD 8990-75/8990B-75 - Research Forum

EDDD 8900-121/8910-121 - Completing the Prospectus

EDPD 8910-75/8900-75 - Writing a Quality Prospectus


EdD, Northern Illinois University

MA, University of Minnesota - Mpls

BS, University of Minnesota - Mpls

Public Service

Patricia Nan Anderson, Consultant, President -

Awards / Honors

Exceptional Master Leader, Child Care Exchange, 2015

Outstanding Teacher/National-Louis University, ProfessionalActivities, 2006


Machado, S. A., Anderson, P. N. (2022). The perspectives of preschool teachers regarding their ability to respond to various crises in the childcare center. Journal of Early Childhood Research

Anderson, P. N. (2000). Cost perception and the expectancy-value model of achievement motivation .

Helm, J. H., Anderson, P. N. (2002). Head Start Assessment Manual.

Anderson, P. N. (1999). Writing a research report: A manual for educators.


Anderson, P. N. (2022). Disaster Preparedness.. Oregon Association for the Education of Young Children

Anderson, P. N. (2022). Diversity, Equity, and Your Policies. Oregon Association for the Education of Young Children

Anderson, P. N. (2021). Emergent Curriculum. Congregation Beth Shalom