Alan Kaufman, PhD

Clin Prof Child Study Ctr


Alan S. Kaufman, Ph.D., is Clinical Professor of Psychology at the Yale Child Study Center at the Yale University School of Medicine (since 1997). He worked closely with David Wechsler in the development and standardization of the WISC-R, and has published, with Nadeen Kaufman, 11 cognitive, achievement, and neuropsychological tests, including the K-ABC, K-BIT, and K-TEA and the second editions of these tests (KABC-II, KBIT-2, KTEA-II). These tests are influential worldwide, with the K-ABC and KABC-II currently being used in more than 20 countries. Alan and Nadeen co-edit the popular Wiley book series, Essentials of Assessment. Kaufman has authored or co-authored 22 texts, more than 35 book chapters, and more than 150 articles in journals on the clinical and neuropsychological assessment of intelligence, many of which have greatly impacted interpretation of Wechsler’s IQ scales (including the landmark 1979 text Intelligent Testing with the WISC-R). A Fellow of APS and 4 Divisions of APA, Kaufman won the APA Senior Scientist Award in 1997 (Division 16, School Psychology), and presented the “Legends in School Psychology” Invited Address to NASP in 2004.

Education & Training

PhD Columbia University (1970)
MA Columbia University (1967)
AB University of Pennsylvania (1965)

Honors & Recognition

  • APA Samuel J. Messick Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award, Division 5 (Evaluation, Measurement, & Statistics) (2012) American Psychological Association (2012)

  • School Neuropsychology Summer Institute KIDS, Inc. Lifetime Achievement Award (with Nadeen L. Kaufman) (2012) Texas School Neuropsychology Summer Institute (2012)

  • Excellence in Assessment Award (2011) (now known as the Alan S. Kaufman Intelligent Testing Award) Fordham University Graduate School of Education (2011)

  • “Legends in School Psychology” Annual Address, National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) (2005) National Association of School Psychologists (2005)

  • APA Senior Scientist Award, Division 16 (1997) American Psychological Association (1997)

Professional Service

  • Editorial Board Psychological Assessment (2009)

  • Editorial Board Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment (1982)

  • Editorial Board Psychology in the Schools (1980)

International Activity

  • Kaufman, A. S. (2011, September). Intelligent testing for helping children with learning difficulties in the 21st century. Tokyo, Japan (2011 - 2011)

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Alan Kaufman, PhD
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3033 Curie Street
San Diego, CA 92122

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