Katelyn Kurkul, Ed.D.


Ed.D., Human Development, Boston University
M.A., Child Development, Tufts University


Katelyn Kurkul’s research focuses on children’s early-learning experiences across socio-cultural contexts. Specifically, she is interested in how children’s questions can be used as a mechanism for learning from others.

Her research has been presented at numerous national and international conferences, and she has received the distinguished research award from Division E of the American Educational Research Association. 

Kurkul has 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, she has published numerous scholarly articles in journals such as Child Development and the Journal of Experimental Child Psychology.

Kurkul‘s previously worked as an educational therapist and an elementary-classroom teacher. In addition, she has experience with designing curriculum focused on executive function strategies and presents workshops for teachers about executive functioning.