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Kay Cutler

Kay Cutler



Office Building

Pugsley Center



Mailing Address

Pugsley Cont Ed Center 131
Teaching Learning & Leadership-Box 2218
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007


B.S. in Psychology from the University of MN
Ph.D. in Child Development and Family Studies from the University of TX-Austin

Academic Interests/Expertise

Child Development
Visual Thinking Strategies
Design Thinking
Teacher Research/SoTL

Academic Responsibilities

Director of the Fishback Center for Early Childhood Education
ECE 360 - Play & Inquiry
ECE 465 - Documentation and Research with Children

Committee Activities

University Faculty Budget Committee Member
University Academic Affairs Committee Member
Faculty Senate Member
Wokini Council Early Childhood Liaison
EHS Promotion & Tenure Committee Member
Children's Museum of SD Board Member
East Central Chapter of SDAEYC Membership Coordinator

Specialty Area

  • Teacher Research
  • Inquiry-Based Learning
  • Visual Thinking Strategies
  • Child Development
  • Early Childhood Education

Professional Memberships

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA)