A professor emeritus of Educational Psychology, and a former Director of Centre on Developmental and Learning Disabilities at the University of Alberta, JP Das is credited for his internationally recognized work in the field of cognitive psychology, notably in the development of one of the first “brain-based” theory of intelligence, PASS.
The theory led to the co-development of the Das-Naglieri Cognitive Assessment System, now used as an alternative to the traditional IQ test.
He has constructed both an assessment framework and practical tools designed to improve children’s reading, mathematics and cognitive processes.
For these contributions spanning five decades, Dr. Das was inducted into the Order of Canada — the nation's highest civilian honour — on July 1, 2015.
Jagannath P Das(JPDas) receives the Order of Canada. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, presented JPDas with the Order of Canada at an investiture ceremony at Rideau Hall, Ottawa on 18th November 2015.