Hollis Scarborough, Ph.D.

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Senior Scientist, Haskins Laboratories



Ph.D., Psychology Department, New York University, 1976
B.A., Washington Square College, New York University, 1970

Professional Experience and Activities (recent)

Senior Scientist, Learning Disabilities Research Center, Kennedy-Krieger Institute (2005-2011)
Consultant, Educational Testing Service (2003-2010)

Lecturer, Psychology Department, Bryn Mawr College (1990 - 2007)
Board of Directors, Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (1999-2007 )
Janet L. Hoopes Award, International Dyslexia Association, Pennsylvania Branch (2013)
Samuel Torrey Orton Award, International Dyslexia Association (2009)
Award for Distinguished Scientific Contributions, Society for the Scientific Study of Ready (2008)
Award for Outstanding Achievement, International Dyslexia Association, New Jersey Branch (2007)

Editorial Boards:

Journal of Educational Psychology (2003-2007)
Scientific Studies of Reading (2001-2009 )
Journal of Learning Disabilities (1997-2011 )
Applied Psycholinguistics (1997-2006 )
Developmental Psychology (1996-1999)
Annals of Dyslexia (1992-2002 )

Representative Publications

Scarborough, H. S., Sabatini, J. P., Shore, J., Cutting, L. E., Pugh, K. R., & Katz, L. (2013). Meaningful gains by adult literacy learners. Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 26, 593-613.

Terry, N. P., & Scarborough, H. S. (2011). The phonological hypothesis as a valuable framework for studying the relationship of dialect variation to early reading skills. In S. Brady, D. Braze, & C. A. Fowler (Eds.), Explaining individual differences in reading: Theory and evidence. (pp. 97-117). New York: Psychology Press.

Cutting, L. E., & Scarborough, H. S. (2006). Prediction of reading comprehension: Relative contributions of word recognition, language proficiency, and other cognitive skills can depend on how comprehension is measured. Scientific Studies of Reading, 10(3), 277-299.
Scarborough, H. S. (2005). Developmental relationships between language and reading: Reconciling a beautiful hypothesis with some ugly facts. In H. W. Catts & A. G. Kamhi (Eds.), The connections between language and reading disabilities (pp. 3-24).  Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
Charity, A. H., Scarborough, H. S., & Griffin, D.  (2004). Familiarity with “School English” in African American children and its relationship to early reading achievement. Child Development, 75(5), 1340-1356.
Leach, J. M., Scarborough, H. S., & Rescorla, L. (2003). Late-emerging reading disabilities. Journal of Educational Psychology, 95(2), 211-224.
Scarborough, H. S. (2001). Connecting early language and literacy to later reading (dis)abilities: Evidence, theory, and practice. In S. Neuman & D. Dickinson (Eds.), Handbook for research in early literacy (pp. 97-110). New York: Guilford Press.
Scarborough, H. S. (1990). The Index of Productive Syntax. Applied Psycholinguistics, 11, 1-22.
Scarborough, H. S. (1990). Very early language deficits in dyslexic children. Child Development, 61,