Katelyn Kurkul

Academic Title

  • Associate Professor, Human Development and Human Services

Administrative Support

My research focuses on children’s early-learning experiences across sociocultural contexts. Specifically, I am interested in how children’s questions can be used as a mechanism for learning from others.

My research has been presented at numerous national and international conferences, and I have co-authored several book chapters on such topics as the role of peers in children’s learning and on cues children use to learn from others across cultural contexts.

In addition, I have published numerous scholarly articles in journals such as Child Development and the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

  • Ed.D. Human Development Boston University
  • M.A. Childhood Development Tufts University
  • Distinguished Research Award, Counseling and Human Development, American Educational Research Association.