Erica Mcclure

Erica McClure
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Special Education, Early Childhood & Prevention Science
Room 151 - College of Education and Human Development

Dr. McClure's curriculum vitae [PDF]

Educational Background

  • Ph.D. Special Education/Applied Behavior Analysis, University of Virginia, 2023
  • M.A.  Special Education/High School English, Bellarmine University, 2008
  • B.F.A. Theatre Performance, University of Louisville, 2005

Professional Experience

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Louisville, 8/2023 to current
  • Adjunct Professor, Purdue University, 8/2023 to current
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Purdue University, 8/2022 to 8/2023


  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) # 1-21-52740 
  • Kentucky Teaching Certificate – Learning and Behavior Disorders (K-12) 
  • Kentucky Teaching Certificate – English (8-12)

Honors and Awards

  • Favorite Faculty Award, Purdue University, 2023
  • Teacher of the Year Award, 2008 and 2012
  • 3.ETS Recognition of Excellence Award, 2007 and 2008

Selected Publications

  • McClure, E. B., Pennington, R. C., & Bewley, S. C. (2024). Evaluating the evidence-base supporting writing instruction strategies for students with autism spectrum disorder: A systematic review of experimental research. Focus on Autism and Developmental Disorders. doi: 10.1177/10883576231221980
  • Pössel, P., Valentine, J. C., Burton, S., Pittard, C., Alharbi, A., Cauley, B., Dondanville, A., Gerbine, S., Heitz, H., Hublar, E., McClure, E. B., Mustapha, T., Nzama, N., Patel, K., Pratt, T., Tinman, J., & Zarei, H. (2024).  Attributional style and depressive symptoms in Black and White youth: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology.
  • McClure, E. B., & Burt, J. L. (2023). Functional communication training: A comprehensive approach to success for educators. Beyond Behavior, 32 (2), 68-79. doi: 10.1177/10742956231161838 
  • Natesan Batley, P., McClure, E. B., Brewer, B., Contractor, A. A., Batley, N. J., Hedges, L. V., & Chin, S. (2023). Evidence and reporting standards in N-of-1 medical studies: A systematic review. Translational Psychiatry, 13 (263). doi: 10.1038/s41398-023-02562-8