van de Vijver
Alphonsius Josephus Rachel (Fons) van de Vijver was a Dutch psychologist and Professor of Cross-cultural Psychology at Tilburg University (NL), North-West University (SA), University of Queensland (AU), and National Research University, Higher School of Economics (RU). He was known for his work on cross-cultural research and on methods of comparisons, resulting in over 400 publications.
He has been supervising 40 PhD students and 5 post-docs, and had numerous editorial roles, among them the editorship of the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. Fons has been vice-dean for research and vice-dean for education at the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Tilburg University and vice-director of Babylon, the interdisciplinary research center for studies of multicultural societies at Tilburg University. He has been President of Division 2 (Assessment and Evaluation) of the International Association of Applied Psychology, President of the European Association of Psychological Assessment, and President of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology.
He is the 2013 recipient of the International Award of the American Psychological Association for his contributions to international cooperation and to the advancement of knowledge of psychology. He is also the 2014 recipient of the IAAP Fellows Award of the International Association of Applied Psychology for his contributions to applied psychology.