Belinda Blevins-Knabe, Ph.D., Professor

Courses Instructed

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Adolescent Psychology

Current Projects

Dr. Blevins-Knabe is currently involved in the study of early number strategies that preschoolers use, and parental ideas and influence on early childhood learning of mathematical concepts.

Recent Publications

Austin, A., Blevins-Knabe, B., Ota, C., Rowe, T., & Lindauer, S. (2010). Mediators of preschoolers’ early mathematics concepts. Early Child Development and Care, DOI: 10.1080/03004430.2010.520711

Blevins-Knabe, B., (2008, June 25). Fostering early numeracy at home. In Encyclopedia of language and literacy development.  Retrieved October 18, 2008, from

Blevins-Knabe, B., Whiteside-Mansell, L., & Selig, J. (Summer 2007)
Parenting and Mathematical Development, Academic Exchange Quarterly, 11 (2), 76-80.

Austin, A. Blevins-Knabe, B., Nielsen de Aquino, Urbieta de Burro, E., Park, K., Bayley, B., Christensen, M., Leavitt, S., Merrill, J., Taylor, D., & George, A. (2006). Parent socialization, family economic well-being, and toddler’s cognitive development in rural Paraguay. Journal for Research in Childhood Education, 20, 255-274.

 Blevins-Knabe, B., Austin, A., Musun, L., Eddy, A., & Jones, R. (2000). Family home care providers’ and parents’ beliefs and practices concerning mathematics with young children.  Early Child Development and Care, 165, 41-58.

Blevins-Knabe, B., Austin, A., Musun, L., Eddy, A., & Jones, R. (2000). Family home care. Blevins-Knabe, B., (1999). Mathematics. In C. Smith (ed.) The encyclopedia of parenting theory and research. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.Musun-Miller, L, & Blevins-Knabe, B. (1999).

Families and mathematics: Why might U.S. children be behind? In R. Roth (Ed.) Psychologists facing the challenge of a global culture with the human rights and mental health. Lengerich, Germany: Pabst Science Publishers.

Musun-Miller, L, & Blevins-Knabe, B. (1998). Adult’s belief about children and mathematics: How important is it and how do children learn about it? Early Development and Parenting, 7, 191-202.

Blevins-Knabe, B., & Musun-Miller, L., (1996). Number use at home by children and their parents and its relationship to early mathematical performance. Early Development and Parenting, 5(1), 35-45.