Katelyn Kurkul

Academic Title

Associate Professor, Human Development and Human Services

Additional Title

Tina Nicolaisen

  • Early childhood
  • Social-cognition
  • Children’s questions
  • Informal learning

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.

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  • Ed.D. Human Development Boston University
  • M.A. Childhood Development Tufts University

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  • Distinguished Research Award, Counseling and Human Development, American

Kurkul, K. E., Dwyer, J., & Corriveau, K.H. (2021). Children’s questions, teacher’s responses and children’s follow-up across diverse preschool settings. Early Childhood R

  • Distinguished Research Award, Counseling and Human Development, American Educational Research Association. 
  • Zampell Faculty Fellow