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Psychology Department

Jay Mutter, Ph.D.
Jay Mutter
Psychology - Professor

(507) 457-1425
jmutter@smumn.edu

Jay Mutter is a tenured Professor of Psychology at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

Dr. Mutter has been the recipient of the prestigious Brother Charles Severin award for excellence in teaching. He is co-author of multiple publications on the topic of cross-cultural human development and a member of the American Psychological Society.

Scholarly & Creative Interests
Cross-Cultural psychology & life span development
Acculturation of Malaysian college students studying in the United States
Development of pedagogical models in multicultural education
Integrating student-centered learning with diverse learning styles in multicultural classrooms

Courses Taught Recently at SMU
Multicultural Awareness
General Psychology
Development Psychology
Cross-Cultural Human Development
Capstone

Professional Organizations
American Psychological Society
Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
International Council of Psychologists
Society for Cross-Cultural Research

Education
Ph.D., University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 1981
M.A., Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI, 1976
B.S., Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI, 1974

Teaching Experience
1996 to Present: Professor of Psychology, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
2007: (summer) Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Winona State University, Winona, MN
1988-1996: Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
1985-1988: Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
1984-1985: Assistant Professor of Psychology, Winona State University, Winona, MN
1983-1984: Instructor, Minneapolis Community College, Minneapolis, MN
1980-1983: Lecturer of Educational Psychology, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1976-1978: Peace Corps Volunteer, Lecturer of Psychology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (The National University of Malaysia), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Other Professional Experience
1992-1994: Project FINE (Focus on Integrating Newcomers to Education), University of Minnesota, Continuing Education Program
1980-1982: Executive Director, Stonor House, The International School and American Embassy, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1978-1979: Cross-Cultural Training Director, Peace Corps, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Honors
2001: Recepient of the Brother Charles Award for Excellence in Teaching
2000: Recepient of Bush Mini-Grant to Integrate MIB-565 Cultural Awareness with MIB-545 International Management Systems, with Shelly McCallum for Design and Implimentation
1999: Delta Epsilon Sigma
1999: Inducted into Psi Chi
1994: "Reengineering Liberal Education Using Technology", Bush Mini-Grant, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Winona, MN
1993: Biographical Citation in Who's Who in the Peace Corps. Greenwich, Connecticut: Reference Press International
1991: Bremmer Grant Recipient, "Learning Styles Workshop", Sheriff's Youth Ranch, Austin, MN

Selected Presentations
"Assessment of Cultural Sensitivity Project: A Model For Assessment of Curriculum Reform with Cultural Sensitivity." (With Shelly. McCallum) at the 30th Annual Meeting, Society for Cross-Cultural Research, New Orleans, February, 2000

"A Comprehensive Model for Intercultural Training: Where Do We Go From Here?" (With H.W. Gardiner and K. Cozmitzky), 26th Annual Meeting, Society for Cross-Cultural Research, San Antonio, Texas, 1997

"Cross-Cultural Categorization Practices Employed in South-East Asia," Eighth Annual Workshop on Developing Courses in Multi-Cultural Studies at Colleges and Universities, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, July 10-23, 1994

"Multicultural Interdependence, Awareness and Identity. A Model," (With H.W. Gardiner), 23rd Annual Meeting, Society for Cross-Cultural Research, Sante Fe, New Mexico, February, 1994

"An Approach To Integrating Teaching And Formal Learning In A Multicultural Context," (With H.W. Gardiner), 22nd Annual Meeting, Society for Cross-Cultural Research, Washington, D.C., 1993

"Developing Multicultural Awareness: A Model for Integrating Learning and Culture," (With H.W. Gardiner), Eleventh International Congress, International Associational for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP) and the Association for Intercultural Research (AIR), Liege, Belgium, 1992

"Becoming Multiculturally Sensitive," (With H.W. Gardiner, H.W), 21st Annual Meeting of the Society for Cross-Cultural Research, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1992.

"Positive Attitudes and Cross-Cultural Experiences," (With H.W. Gardiner), 21st Annual Meeting, Society for Cross-Cultural Research, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1992

Publications
Lives Across Cultures: Cross-Cultural Human Development. (With H.W.Gardiner and K. Kosmitzki), New York: Allyn & Bacon. 1998

From Perception To Learning Style: A Cognitive Connection, Winona, Minnesota: Saint Mary's Press, 1990

ASEAN Research On Classroom Observation. ASEAN Development Education Project (ADEP), Research Committee on Teacher Education. Reform in Malaysia, (With M.Y. Noor, T. Chelliah, M.M. Lim, and M.S. Ibrahim, in Cooperation with the Government of Australia), 1982

Reviewer for four chapters in the Handbook of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Vol. two, Basic Processes and Human Development. Editors: John W. Berry; Pierre, R. Dasen; T.S. Saraswath; Published by Allyn $ Bacon, Boston, 1997. These reviews are slated to be published in the journal of World Psychology (International Council of Psychologists) in September, 1998