Thomas Oakland

Thomas Oakland - (Member)
University of Florida
1921 SW 8th Drive
Gainesville, FL 32601-8405

Thomas Oakland PhD, ABPP, ABPN is professor emeritus at University of Florida. He has worked in more than 50 countries, including as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Brasilia. He is professor emeritus at the Universidad Lusíada do Porto, Portugal. He also holds honorary professorships in departments of psychology at the University of Hong Kong, Iberioamerican University in San Jose (Costa Rica), Universidad Científica del Sur (Peru), and the Universidad Nacional Frderico Villarreal (Peru). He served as visiting professor of psychology at the University of Macau and Beijing Normal University-Zhuhai. He was a professor in The University of Texas’ Department of Educational Psychology for 27 years. Dr. Oakland served on approximately 120 doctoral dissertation committees and chaired 35.

Dr. Oakland has coauthored or co-edited 15 books, approximately 100 chapters and 200 articles, served as editor of the Journal of School Psychology and as Associate Editor of School Psychology International, and serves or served on the editorial boards of an additional 70 professional journals. He authored or co-authored 10 standardized tests, assisted in the adaptation of six tests, and was a member of the test development teams for 11 tests. He was a member of the task forces that wrote the American Psychological Association’s 1999 Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing and its 2002 Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.

He has served as presidents of the International School Psychology Association, International Test Commission, International Association of Applied Psychology’s Division of Assessment and Evaluation, International Foundation of Children’s Education, and American Psychological Association’s Division of School Psychology.

Dr. Oakland received the American Psychological Association Division of School Psychology’s 1990 Distinguished Service Award and its 2000 Senior Scientist Award, the National Association of School Psychologists 2001 Legends Award, Indiana University’s 2003 Distinguished Alumni Award, the University of Florida’s 2004-2006 Research Foundation Award and its 2004 Senior Faculty Distinguished International Educator of the Year Award, the Florida Association of School Psychologists 2005 Willard Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award, the University of Florida College of Education’s 2006 Lifetime Achievement Award, and the American Psychological Association’s Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology.


  • The SSSP Board Meeting during the NASP Convention will be held Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 12 to 4 at Swissotel (connected to the Hyatt) MT069.
  • The SSSP Members' Meeting and Reception will be held Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 5 to 7 at Maggiano’s Downtown Chicago, 516 North Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60654.