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Catherine (Cammie) McBride

Professor, Department of Human Development and Family Science

Associate Dean for Research

Areas of Expertise

  • literacy development and impairment, mathematics development and impairment, parenting

HHS Signature Research Area(s)

  • Developmental Health and Wellness

Department of Human Development and Family Science Research Area(s)

  • Early Childhood Education and Care


Catherine (Cammie) McBride is currently the Associate Dean for Research for the College of Health and Human Sciences and a Professor in the Department of Human Development and Family Science at Purdue University. She was formerly the Choh-Ming Li Professor of Psychology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, past President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), and founding President of the Association for Reading and Writing in Asia (ARWA). Her work focuses primarily on reading and writing across cultures. She has also served on the Scientific Advisory Board for the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and the Publications Committee for the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD). The author of more than 250 peer-reviewed journal articles and editor of six books, McBride wrote both Children’s Literacy Development: A Cross-Cultural Perspective on Learning to Read and Write (2016) and Coping with Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, and ADHD: A Global Perspective (2019). In 2021, she was awarded (as Project Coordinator) over five million dollars (USD) in research funding for work on literacy and mathematics learning in studies integrating molecular and behavioral genetics, neuroscience, and cognitive-linguistic skills with online digitalized testing tools in children before coming to Purdue University, where this work continues. She is currently co-lead on a 1.5 million dollar grant from Lilly to improve teacher training in the area of literacy. For more information on her work, please go to her website,

Accepting graduate student applications for the December 1, 2023 deadline.


  • PhD, 1994

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