Patricia M. Cunningham, PhD, is a professor of education at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. She has been an elementary school teacher, a reading specialist, and director of reading for a county school system.
Dr. Cunningham specializes is in finding alternative ways help struggling readers. She is author of Phonics They Use, What Really Matters in Spelling, What Really Matters in Writing, and What Really Matters in Vocabulary. She is coauthor of Classrooms That Work and Schools That Work.
She earned a master's degree in reading from Florida State University and a PhD in reading from the University of Georgia.