Lewis R. Goldberg is an Emeritus Professor of Psychology at the University of Oregon. He has been a Fulbright Professor at the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands and later at Istanbul University in Turkey. In addition, he was a Visiting Professor at the University of California at Berkeley, and a Fellow-in-Residence at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study.
A past president of SMEP and the Association for Research in Personality, he was a Selection Officer for the U.S. Peace Corps, a consultant to the Intelligence Division of the U.S. Secret Service, and the Chair of the APA Task Force on Honesty and Integrity Testing.
His contributions to the scientific literature in personality and psychological assessment have included articles on judgment and decision-making, the comparative validity of different strategies of test construction, the measurement of situational vs. dispositional attributions in self and peer descriptions, the characteristics of personality traits and states, and the development of taxonomies of personality-descriptive terms in diverse languages. To provide public-domain measures of the most important personality attributes, he has developed an Internet-based scientific collaboratory, the International Personality Item Pool (IPIP: http://ipip.ori.org/).