Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D, was the 2012 Burnett Seminar Keynote Speaker, and he presented his research on ADHD, Self-Regulation and Executive Functioning.

View Dr. Barkley’s presentation at the 11th Annual Timothy B. and Jane A. Burnett Seminar for Academic Achievement in November 2012.

View Dr. Barkley’s powerpoint presentations.

About Russell Barkley:

Russell A. Barkley, Ph.D., is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina.  He was previously Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology and Director of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (1985-2002) and, before that, Associate Professor of Neurology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (1977-1985) and founder of its Neuropsychology Service.  He is a Diplomate (board certified) in three specialties, Clinical Psychology (ABPP), Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, and Clinical Neuropsychology (ABCN, ABPP).  Dr. Barkley received his B.A. degree with Honors in Psychology from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Bowling Green State University.

Dr. Barkley is a clinical scientist, educator, and practitioner who has authored, co-authored, or co-edited 21 books, rating scales, and clinical manuals numbering 28 editions.  He has also published more than 250 scientific articles and book chapters related to the nature, assessment, and treatment of ADHD and related disorders.  He is the founder and Editor of the bimonthly clinical newsletter, The ADHD Report, now in its 20th year of publication.  Dr. Barkley has presented more than 700 invited addresses internationally and appeared on the nationally televised 60 Minutes, the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Sunday Morning, CNN, and many other programs on behalf of those with ADHD.  He has received awards from the American Psychological Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Board of Professional Psychology, Association for the Advancement of Applied and Preventive Psychology, the Wisconsin Psychological Association, and Children and Adults with ADHD (CHADD) for his career accomplishments, contributions to research in ADHD, to clinical practice, and for the dissemination of science.  His websites are and

The Burnett Seminars are held annually and feature a keynote speaker related to the field of Learning Differences.  These popular events, free and open to the public, are made possible by a gift to UNC by The Timothy B. and Jane A. Burnett Seminar for Academic Achievement. This fund was started in 1998 by Mrs. Juliet H. Davis, Mr. Burnett’s mother, and her late husband, W. Burke Davis ‘37 and continues to be supported by Timothy and Jane Burnett, both of whom graduated from UNC-CH in 1962. All are from Greensboro, NC.

View past seminars through Carolina on iTunes.  Once there, find “College of Arts and Sciences” in the list of contributors in the right column, and then choose “The Academic Success Program.” Browse through our collection of seminars and other events.