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English Faculty — M. Daphne Kutzer

Distinguished Teaching Professor

Promoted to the rank of SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in 2003, Dr. Daphne Kutzer has built an exceptional record and reputation as a teacher-scholar.

Awards that recognize her excellence as a teacher include the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Phi Eta Sigma Distinguished Faculty Award, and membership in both the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and Alpha Sigma Lamda.

The author of two books and editor of one in the past seven years, Dr. Kutzer has also written eight book chapters, six peer reviewed journal articles, six book reviews, and numerous conference presentations and invited lectures.

Kutzer has also given generously and often to serve her department and Plattsburgh on numerous committees including, general education, departmental curriculum, Middle States, NCATE and Women's Studies, to name a few.


  • Ph.D., Indiana University (1979)
  • M.A., Indiana University
  • B.A., Mount Holyoke

Teaching Areas

  • Children's literature
  • Writing by women
  • Nineteenth-century literature
  • Critical theory

Research and Publications

  • Writer of Beatrix Potter: Writing in Code, Routledge, 2002
  • Writer of Empire's Children: Imperialism in Classic British Children's Books, Garland Publishing, 2000
  • Children's literature
  • Writing by women
  • Feminist literary theory
  • Editor of Writers of Multicultural Fiction for Young Adults

Awards and Achievements

  • The State University Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching (1996)
  • Phi Eta Sigma Distinguished Faculty Award (1997)
  • SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor (2003)
  • Director of Women's Studies, 2004-07.

Contact Daphne Kutzer

Office: Champlian Valley Hall 203
Phone: (518) 564-2427
E-mail: kutzerdm@plattsburgh.edu