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Shelley Lindauer

Shelley L. Lindauer, PhD

Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, Emma Eccles Jones College of Education and Human Services
Professor and Associate Head, Department of Family, Consumer, and Human Development
Co-Director, Adele and Dale Young Child Development Laboratory


  FL 106A

  By Appointment Only

Research Projects

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Kindergarten Transition

Child Development

Early Care Settings, Curriculum, and Teacher Preparation

Parent-Child Relationships


PhD, Oregon State University (Human Development), 1983

MS, Oregon State University (Child Development), 1980

BS, Colorado State University (Child Development), 1975

Research Interests

My research interests focus on the development of young children, particularly in the context of the family (parent-child relationships) and school/care settings. In addition, because the majority of my career has included a deep connection with the Adele and Dale Child Development Laboratory, much of my work has concentrated on developmentally appropriate practice, quality care settings (including curriculum), children's transition to kindergarten, and the preparation of preservice teachers. Current research projects include an examination of preservice teachers' developmentally appropriate beliefs/practices, and an investigation of the relationship between the developmentally appropriate beliefs/practices of kindergarten teachers and their perceptions of children's kindergarten transition.

USU Course Teachings

  • FCHD 2600 Seminar in Early Childhood Education
  • FCHD 2630 Practicum in Early Childhood Education
  • FCHD 2610 Child Guidance
  • FCHD 4550 Preschool Methods and Curriculum
  • FCHD 4960 Practice Teaching in the Child Development Laboratory
  • FCHD 6020 Survey of in Human Development Research
  • FCHD 6520/7520 Development in Early Childhood