Vanderbilt University, 1994
Associate Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
Infant and early childhood development in a high-risk population;
Development, delivery, and assessment of early learning programs in an at-risk community;
Development of cognition, perception, and action in infants and toddlers
McCarty, M. E., Clifton, R. K., & Collard, R. R. (1999/2014). Problem solving in infancy: The emergence of an action plan. Reprinted in S. Gelman (Ed.) Childhood Cognitive Development: Vol. 4. Reasoning, Problem-solving, and Academic Skills. Sage Publications.
McCarty, M., Cong, Z. & Parker, A. (2014). Family Income and Early Cognition: A Closer Look. Society for Research in Human Development.
Parker, A., McCarty, M, & Cong, Z. (2014). Is Emotion Regulation among Young Children an Emotional or Cognitive Process? Association for Psychological Science.
Bentley, G., Zvonkovic, A., Springer, N., McCarty, M. (in press). Down syndrome and fathering: An exploration of ambiguous loss. Fathering: A Journal of Theory, Research, and Practice about Men as Fathers.
East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood, Co-Investigator, U.S. Department of Education, 2013-2017, $24,560,115.