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About Richard Dana (1927 - 2015)

On August 17, 2015, Dr. Richard H. Dana, noted psychologist, scholar, teacher and mentor, passed away peacefully at his home in Portland. His full obituary is available online (http://tinyurl.com/dana-obit). This PDXScholar profile makes evident the breadth and length of Dr. Dana’s contributions to his field, documenting six decades of scholarship and research.

Dr. Richard H. Dana, a guest in the Regional Research Institute for Human Services (RRI), Portland State University, was active in the development of mental health services, research, and practice with multicultural populations in the United States and cross-cultural populations internationally. A past president of the Society for Personality Assessment and recipient of their 1984 Distinguished Contribution Award, he served as Professor, Director of Clinical Training, Departmental Chair, and Dean at various state and private universities. Following retirement from the University of Arkansas as University Professor Emeritus in 1988, he enjoyed an honorary research appointment beginning in 1991 at RRI, PSU. He has 17 books with major publishers as well as many privately published and unpublished booklets and other manuscripts, 35 book chapters, and several hundred articles, invited papers, and papers for professional meetings. From 1998 to 2012, as a Distinguished Scholar, Behavioral Sciences, University of La Verne, he taught graduate multicultural assessment courses and participated with a research group (Gamst, Der-Karabetian) that developed a multicultural competence scale and training program adopted by the State of California and available nationally and internationally. From 1995 to 2005 he taught courses and presented workshops and consulted in Europe (Portugal, Spain, Italy), Latin America (Argentina, Brazil), Puerto Rico, Canada, and throughout the United States.

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Present Professor Emeritus, Portland State University Regional Research Institute
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