Richard D. Roberts, Ph.D., is a principal research scientist in ETS's Center for New Constructs in the R&D Division. He is a former National Research Council Fellow who conducted research at Brooks Air Force Base in Texas; was a senior lecturer at The University of Sydney in Australia from 1998 to 2003; and was an adjunct professor at The Klingenstein Center for Independent School Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University, from 2009 to 2010.
His main areas of specialization are assessment and human individual differences, and he has conducted research on cognitive abilities, emotional intelligence, personality, health and well-being, motivation, self-confidence, sensory processes, aging, processing speed, situational judgment tests and human chronotype.
Roberts has published more than 150 peer-review articles or book chapters on these topics in diverse sub-disciplines — including education, psychological assessment, industrial-organizational psychology and wind engineering — and has been invited to present these topics around the world. Currently, he is the associate editor of The International Journal of Psychology.