Kathleen Sheridan, PhD
Associate Professor of Educational Psychology
Program Coordinator: Human Development and Learning
Building & Room:
1040 W. Harrison St. (MC 147), Chicago, IL 60607
Kathleen M. Sheridan is an associate professor in the department of Educational Psychology. She also coordinates the Human Development and Learning program. Dr. Sheridan received her PhD in Child and Family Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her MA from Washington University in St. Louis. Her research interests include early STEM literacy and professional development for early childhood educators, online learning and course development in higher education, and teacher presence in online courses. Sheridan has been published in leading academic journals, delivered keynote speeches, and has presented her work at workshops and at regional, national and international conferences.
CME Group Foundation, Math at Home: Early Math Matters, Principal Investigator
Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood, Early Science Matters: Web Based Science Resources and Professional Development for Early Childhood Professionals, Principal Investigator
US Department of Education, THE CHICAGO EARLY CHILDHOOD PREPARATION AND PATHWAY (CECPP) PARTNERSHIP: INTRODUCTION & SIGNIFICANCE, Co-Principal Investigator
CME Group Foundation, Math Access for Teachers and Home Care Providers (MATH), Principal Investigator
Sheridan, K. Banzer, D., Pradzinski, A., Wen, X., (In Press). Early Math Professional Development: Meeting the Challenge Through Online Learning. Early Childhood Education Journal DOI: 10.1007/s10643-019-00992-y
Sheridan, K. M., & Banzer, D. (2019). Early Mathematics to Promote Critical Thinking, in Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood Education: Meeting the needs of all young children. New York, New York: Routledge.
Sheridan, K. M., (2018). Setting the Stage for Success, in Teaching Children with Challenging Behaviors. (pp.22-63). New York, New York: Routledge.
Sheridan, K., Kelly, M. A., & Bentz, D. T. (2013). A Follow-Up Study of the Indicators of Teaching Presence Critical to Students in Online Courses. In Z. Akyol, & D. Garrison (Eds.), Educational Communities of Inquiry: Theoretical Framework, Research and Practice (pp. 67-83). Hershey, PA: Information Science Reference. doi:10.4018/978-1-4666-2110-7.ch005
Sheridan K., & Kelly M. (2011). Teaching Early Childhood Education Students through Interactive Scenario-Based Online Course Design. Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, 33(1), 73-84.
Sheridan K., & Kelly M. (2010). The Indicators of Instructor Presence that are Important to Students in Online Courses. Journal of Online Learning and Teaching, 6(4), 767-779.
Service to Community
American Psychological Association (APA): Accreditation Site Team Member
Secretary, Illinois Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators
2017-2018, Teaching Recognition Award, University of Illinois at Chicago
1994 - PhD Child and Family Studies – The University of Wisconsin-Madison
1986 - MA Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education with certification Pk-6 - Washington University – St Louis, MO
- AERA (American Educational Research Association): Member
- NAEYC (National Association for the Education of Young Children): Member
- ILAECTE (Illinois Association for Early Childhood Teacher Educators): Past President, Past Web Developer, and Current Secretary
- Harold Washington College Early Childhood Education Program Advisory Board: Member
- American Psychological Association Accreditation Review Team: Member
- Erikson Institute Town Square Advisoty Board: Member