Keith Dunson

Keith Dunson is a teacher in the Special Education Department at Searsport District High School in Searsport, Maine. His undergraduate studies at the University of Texas were interrupted by service in the Army Medical Corps during the Vietnam conflict. He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Maine, where he also earned a graduate degree in Educational Administration. He has 35 years of experience working with at-risk students in a variety of settings including regional programs, day treatment, and self-contained programs as well as resource rooms in both middle school and high school. His experience and his studies of motivation theory led him to recognize the value of Professor Reiss's research to the educational setting. Mr. Dunson volunteered long hours of work to inspire teachers in his district to support a two-year research effort aimed at creating the Reiss Motivation Profile® for Children.

Carl F. Weems

Dr. Weems received his education from Florida State University, Florida International University, and Stanford University. Currently, he is Full Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of New Orleans, where he serves as the Associate Chair. He also holds research appointments in the Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine at Louisiana State University (LSU) Health Sciences Center (Clinical Professor) and in the Life Course and Aging Center at LSU (Adjunct Faculty), Baton Rouge. He has been teaching for over 15 years at the university level including teaching advanced graduate statistics for Ph.D. students in the department for the past ten years. Dr. Weems is Editor in Chief of the Child & Youth Care Forum, a peer-reviewed international journal that publishes scientific advances in child development and youth mental health, and sits on the editorial boards of four other prominent journals in psychology and psychiatry. He has conducted basic research in developmental psychopathology focused on testing contextual, bio-behavioral, and cognitive-developmental models of emotional disorders, improving the empirical utility of assessment and measurement techniques, and moving the basic science of developmental psychopathology and measurement theory out of the lab and into real-world applications. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation as well as by private foundations and industry. Dr. Weems's scholarly works include over 130 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters that have been cited more than 4,500 times by other researchers. His work has influenced research across the world with citations of his scholarship coming from Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kenya, the Netherlands, Romania, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and Zambia (among others).