Thomas D. Oakland, PhD, is University of Florida Research Foundation Professor. He is President of the International Foundation for Children’s Education and past-president of the International School Psychology Association and the International Test Commission.
He has worked in more than 40 countries. Dr. Oakland has authored more than 180 chapters and articles, and five psychological tests. His authored, co-authored, and edited books include Auditory perception: Diagnosis and development for language and reading abilities, Assessing minority group children, Nonbiased assessment of minority group children, Psychological and educational assessment of minority children, Divorced fathers, International perspectives on psychology in the schools, Identification of gifted and talented students in Texas, International perspectives on assessment of academic achievement, Student Styles Questionnaire: Classroom Applications Booklet, and Standards for educational and psychological testing.
He is a licensed psychologist and board certified in School Psychology, Neuropsychology, and as a forensic examiner. He has an active clinical practice and testifies frequently. His interests center on psychological and educational characteristics of children and youth, test development and use, international issues, legal and professional issues, and professionalism.
He is the recipient of Distinguished Service Awards from American Psychological Association’s Division of School Psychology and the International School Psychology Association and received the 2002 National Association of School Psychology’s Legend Award. Dr. Oakland received American Psychological Association’s 2003 Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Advancement of Psychology Internationally.