Randy W. Kamphaus, PhD, is Professor and Dean of the College of Education at the University of Oregon. He has received the Senior Scientist Award from the Division of School Psychology of the American Psychological Association (APA). He also received the Russell H. Yeany Jr. Research and Alumni Lifetime Achievement Awards from the College of Education at the University of Georgia, where he has twice received college-wide teaching awards.
Dr. Kamphaus is best known for his research in classification methods, differential diagnosis, test development, and learning disability and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) assessment. Dr. Kamphaus is co-author of the BASC–3 BESS and the widely used BASC–3.
He has served as principal investigator, co-investigator, and consultant on Institute of Education Sciences and other agency-funded research projects dealing with mental health screening, early intervention and prevention, child classification methods, prevalence of ADHD and conduct disorder in Latin America, and aggression reduction in schools. Dr. Kamphaus has authored or co-authored numerous books, psychological and educational tests, scientific journal articles, test reviews, and book chapters on these topics.
As a licensed psychologist and a Fellow of the APA, he has contributed extensively to his profession. He has served as president of APA's Division of School Psychology and as a member of the APA Council of Representatives. Dr. Kamphaus also participates in scholarship in the field through service as past-editor of School Pshychology Quarterly and ad hoc reviewer for several other scientific journals.