I was born in Reykjavik, Iceland and went to compulsory school, college and university there. After graduating with a BA degree in Psychology from the University of Iceland I attended the University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign where I completed an MA  degree and a PhD degree in Educational Psychology.

After finishing my education I have taught at all school levels and worked as a school psychologist and a school counselor.

Currently I am conducting research on career choices of high school students in the USA, Iceland and Scandinavia.

I am a resident of Florida and the owner, with my wife Lilja, of a tutoring services company in the USA (the American Tutoring Center LLC).

Membership in professional societies:

1. American Psychological Association (APA)

2. Icelandic Psychological Association

3. The Icelandic Teachers' Union




High School

1966 - 1970

Teachers Training College

Reykjavik, Iceland

Psychology Instructor - Adjunct


School Psychologist

Tutoring and School Psychological Services

1970 - 1974

University of Iceland

Psychology (major), Sociology and Political Science (minor)

1975 - 1977

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

MA degree in Educational Psychology

1981 - 1985 (graduation day May 1986)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

PhD degree in Educational Psychology

Psychology Teacher


The American Tutoring Center LLC

Manager, USA

Reykjavik, Iceland