Wayne J. Camara '78

Clerk, UMass Dartmouth Alumni Association

Wayne Camara '78

1978 UMass Dartmouth, B.A., Psychology

1980 Rhode Island College, M.S., Educational Psychology

1982 Rhode Island College, C.A.G.S., School Psychology

1986 University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Ph.D., Organizational Psychology

Wayne J. Camara is Horace Mann Research Chair and former senior vice president of research at ACT, a national leader in college and career readiness, providing high-quality assessment products. Prior to joining ACT in the fall of 2013, he served as vice president for research and development, responsible for managing research and assessment development for programs including the SAT and AP for 19 years. He played a major role in many major developments including the design and release of the current version of the SAT, and expansion of AP through the original research on AP Potential.

Camara is a fellow of APA, APS, AERA and SIOP, past president of the National Council for Measurement in Education, past vice president of AERA Division D (Measurement and Research Methodology), past president of APA’s Division of Evaluation, Measurement & Statistics, past chair of the Association of Test Publishers, and served as an associate editor or on the editorial board of journals in education and industrial psychology. His service on scientific and technical oversight groups includes the PARCC, the NCAA, Achieve, and the Department of Education’s National Technical Advisory Committee. He has served on numerous technical advisory panels which oversee assessments in medical admissions, CPAs, military and state testing programs. His research focuses on college readiness, large-scale assessment, admissions and placement testing, standard setting, ethical and professional issues in assessment and test validation. In addition, Camara has served as the project director for the 1999 Standards for Educational and Psychological Testing, as well as on the Management Committee for the 2014 revision.