Principal Research Director, Education Portfolio
Susan Engi Raiford, PhD, is a licensed psychologist and principal research director of Wechsler intelligence and other cognitive ability products in the education portfolio at Pearson. She has been a primary developer of the Wechsler intelligence scales since March 2004. She has led projects such as the WISC®-V, the WISC®-V Integrated, the WAIS®-IV, the WPPSI®-IV, and the WAIS®-5. She has authored and co-authored multiple books on assessment including Essentials of Psychological Tele-Assessment, Essentials of WISC-V Integrated Assessment, Intelligent Testing with the WISC-V, Essentials of WPPSI-IV Assessment, and WAIS-IV Clinical Use and Interpretation. She also maintains a part-time private psychological assessment practice.
Prior to becoming a psychological test developer, she obtained a graduate degree in community counseling then in clinical psychology. She engaged in clinical work for ten years, providing assessment, psychotherapy, and consultation to individuals of all ages in inpatient, outpatient, school, and residential settings.