Clarissa Uttley

Clarissa Uttley
Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Studies
Graduate Program Coordinator for Higher Education

Phone: (603) 535-2915


Clarissa Uttley teaches courses on young children’s learning and development at Plymouth State University. She previously worked in private preschools in Massachusetts with children from age 3 to 6 and their families. She has presented at numerous educational conferences including the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the New England Educational Research Organization (NEERO) annual conferences. Her work has been published in the Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, Journal of Emotional Abuse, and she co-wrote a study guide for the text Development Through Life by Newman & Newman (2008).

Degrees and Education
  • PhD, University of Rhode Island
  • MS, University of Rhode Island
  • BS, University of Rhode Island
  • AA, Community College of Rhode Island

Research Interests
  • Early care and education teacher preparation
  • Early intervention
  • Pet-assisted therapy

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