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Carla Anderson

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EHS Academic Success Team Coordinator

Office Building

Wagner Hall



Mailing Address

Wagner Hall 233
Education & Human Sciences-Box 2275A
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


Accredited Financial Counselor (AFC)

Academic Interests

Academic Advising
Student Financial Wellbeing
Student Career Advising

Academic Responsibilities

HDFS 441: Professional Issues in Child and Family Studies
HDFS 141: Individual and the Family
HDFS 150: Early Experience Human Development & Family Studies

Committee Activities

Admissions & Academic Recruitment Team, representing the College of Education and Human Sciences
Financial Wellness Task Force
Connect State trainer
Faculty Advisor to Best Buddies
Faculty Advisor to Special Olympics College Club

Awards and Honors

2015 Education and Human Sciences Outstanding Academic Advisor


2016 Women and Giving Grant

Professional Memberships

South Dakota Higher Education Association
Accredited Financial Counselor

Work Experience

Anderson, C. (2021) Navigating Students through Tough Financial Times. Seminar presentation for the 2021 South Dakota Higher Education Association Annual Conference.
Anderson, C. (2021) Becoming Debt Free. Seminar presentation for SDSU Warrior Week for active military and veterans.
Anderson, C., Dunn, D., Lewis, J. (2021) The Zoom Where It Happens. Seminar presentation at the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA).
Anderson, C., Ochsner, M., Thorngren, J. (2019) The Caregiver in Higher Education: Coping Strategies for you and your Colleagues. Seminar presentation at the NASPA Well-Being Conference.
Anderson, C. (2016) Creating Currency for Change: How personal finance can impact others. Seminar presentation for South Dakota Higher Education Association Annual Conference.
Anderson, C. (2015) Insta-Broke: Becoming aware of your financial habits. Seminar presentation for South Dakota College Personnel Association Annual Conference. Won best in conference.
Anderson, C, Card, K. (2014). Effective Practices of Financial Education for College Students: Students’ Perceptions of Credit Card Use and Financial Responsibility. College Student Journal, 49(2), 271-279.

Area(s) of Research

College student personal finance.
Grief, resilience, and grit among college students and student affairs professionals.