Kamphaus named dean of University of Oregon College of Education
Randy Kamphaus (PhD '83), Distinguished Research Professor in the department of counseling and psychological services at Georgia State University, has been named dean of the University of Oregon College of Education, it was announced June 6. Kamphaus will assume his new duties on Sept. 2.
Kamphaus, who served as dean of the education college at Georgia State from 2007-12, was also a Distinguished Research Professor at the University of Georgia College of Education. He received teaching, mentoring and research awards, and served in many leadership positions while a member of the faculty at UGA from 1986 to 2007.
Kamphaus' research focuses on clinical test development, child screening and intervention for behavioral and emotional problems of childhood, and cross-cultural studies of child adjustment in school. His work has been supported by grants from the Institute of Education Sciences of the U.S. Department of Education. He is best known for his creation of the Behavior Assessment System for Children with his colleague Cecil Reynolds ('76 MEd, '77 EdS, '78 Ph.D), a set of measures for assessing the behavioral and emotional adjustment of children that is used by most major school districts in the United States, and worldwide in South Korean, Spanish, French, and English editions.