Kenneth R. Pugh, PhD

Member, Scientific Research Council

Child Mind Institute

President, Director of Research and Senior Scientist

Haskins Laboratories

Professor of Psychology

University of Connecticut

Associate Professor of Linguistics

Yale University

Associate Professor of Diagnostic Radiology

Yale University School of Medicine


Yale Reading Center

Kenneth R. Pugh, PhD, is a researcher and educator who focuses on the neurobiology of typical and atypical language and reading development in children. His research program falls primarily in two broad domains: cognitive neuroscience and psycholinguistics. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the International Dyslexia Association, the Scientific Advisory Panel for Dyslexia International in Paris, a corresponding member of the Rodin Remediation Academy in Stockholm, a member of the Board of Visitors for the Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh, and the Scientific Advisory Council for the Child Mind Institute in New York. Dr. Pugh served as a Member of the Language and Communications Study Section at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and also served as a member of the “Committee on the Learning Sciences: Foundations and Applications to Adolescent and Adult Literacy” at the National Research Council of the National Academies. In August 2017, Dr. Pugh received a National Institutes of Health MERIT Award from the National Child Health and Human Development Council Award. This award recognizes outstanding contributions to science with sustained NIH funding. The award also provides an opportunity to extend a recently-funded NIH R01 grant for up to an additional 5 years.


  • Ohio State University, PhD, Experimental Psychology
  • Ohio State University, MA, Experimental Psychology
  • New York Institute of Technology, BS, Psychology