William Emil Kappauf, American educator, psychologist. Recipient Presidential certificate of merit, 1948. Member American, Midwestern psychological associations, Society Experimental Psychologists (secretary-treasurer 1967-1970), American Association University Professors, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Phi Beta Kappa, Sigma Xi.
Instructor psychology U. Rochester, 1937-1941. Research projects under National Defense Research Committee and Office of Scientific Research and Development, 1941-1946. Associate professor Princeton, 1946-1951.
Professor of University Illinois, Champaign, 1951-1980, associate head department psychology, 1976-1978. Consultant Bell Telephone laboratories. Consultant, panel member Military Agilysys, National Science Foundation, National Institutes of Health.