William E. Pelham, Jr.
Florida International University
William Pelham is a 1970 graduate of Dartmouth College and earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1976. He was a faculty member at Washington State University, Florida State University, the University of Pittsburgh (WPIC), and the State University of New York at Buffalo (State University of New York distinguished professor) prior to moving to Florida International University (FIU) in 2010. He is currently professor of psychology and psychiatry and director of the Center for Children and Families at FIU. His summer treatment program for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) children has been recognized by Divisions 53 and 37 of the APA and by Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) as a model program and is widely recognized as the state-of-the-art in treatment for children and adolescents with ADHD. Dr. Pelham has authored or co-authored more than 300 professional publications dealing with psychosocial, pharmacological, and combined treatment of ADHD. Dr. Pelham is a fellow of the American Psychological Association and the American Psychological Society, and past president of the Society of Child Clinical and Adolescent Psychology (SCCAP), and the International Society for Research in Child and Adolescent Psychopathology. He currently chairs the task force on dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices for the SCCAP and was recently named as one of the top 10 among the country’s 1,900 academic clinical psychologists in peer-reviewed publications. He is a past recipient of the CHADD Hall of Fame award and the SCCAP Career Achievement Award. He has held more than 60 research grants (12 current) from federal agencies (NIMH, NIAAA, NIDA, NINDS, IES), foundations, and pharmaceutical companies. He has served as a consultant/advisor on ADHD and related topics to numerous federal agencies and organizations. He founded and directs the biennial Miami Conference (formerly the Niagara Conference) on Evidence-based Treatments for Childhood and Adolescent Mental Health Problems.