ABOUT ATP'S LEADERSHIP...
A skilled and experienced team of test publishing professionals and practitioners directs the Association of Test Publishers (ATP). This dedicated group of individuals divides their time between career responsibilities and serving the ATP membership.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Board members are elected by their peers to serve the Association and its six divisions, Certification/Licensure, Education, Clinical, Industrial/Organizational, Europe and Asia.
Andrew Wiley, Ph.D - Chair
Executive Director, Research & Development Unit, College Board
Andrew Wiley is an Executive Director in the Research & Development unit at The College Board. At the College Board, Andrew is responsible for a team of test developers and research scientists who are charged with ensuring the reliability, validity, and fairness of the SAT Reasoning and SAT Subject Tests, as well as the PSAT/NMSQT. Andrew received his doctorate in psychometrics from Fordham University and his work experience includes time spent in both the education and certification/licensure field. Prior to joining the College Board in 2002, Andrew worked at the American Board of Internal Medicine where he worked on the scoring, standard setting and equating of medical certification examinations. He has also worked for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants where he worked on the licensing examination for CPAs and the Association of American Medical Colleges where he worked on the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). Over the past five years, Andrew has been an active member of the ATP community. He served as the Program Committee vice chair and chair for the 2006 and 2007 conferences, as well as the Executive Committee chair and vice chair for the 2008 and 2009 conferences.
Marcia M. Andberg, Ph.D.- Director
President, Marcia Andberg Associates
As President of MAA, Dr. Andberg consults in business development, research and development of psychological tests, and interpretive and training software. She has worked in the test publishing industry over 25 years developing tests used in behavioral and mental health, special education, career/vocational, personnel selection and selection of gifted and talented students. Dr. Andberg also serves on the Board of Directors for MATRICS Assessment, Inc. Before founding MAA in 2002, Dr. Andberg worked for American Guidance Services, National Computer Systems (both now part of Pearson Assessments), and Assessments Systems, Inc. She has served a number of terms in the ATP Clinical Division Leadership (Chair and co-Chair) and on the ATP Conference Program Committee, and facilitated Strategic Planning Sessions for the ATP Clinical Division in 2008. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and served on the task forces that drafted Test Users Qualifications, and revised the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology's Principles for the Validation and Use of Personnel Selection Procedures, Fourth Edition. She currently serves on APA's Committee on Psychological Tests and Assessments. Dr. Andberg has an M.A. and Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Minnesota.
Douglas F. Becker - Director
Doug Becker, Ph.D., is Vice President, Development with ACT’s Education Division. He oversees the development of assessments for resident and contract programs as well as participates in the development and implementation of an integrated applied research agenda in support of ACT’s assessment programs. As a member of ACT’s senior leadership, Doug participates in ACT’s strategic planning and represents ACT externally in furthering its mission. Before joining ACT, Doug was vice president and director of research and measurement services for Riverside Publishing; director of psychometric activities for the General Educational Development (GED) Testing Service; and, senior evaluation officer for the National Board of Medical Examiners. Doug has served on the board of the National Council on Measurement in Education and currently serves on the editorial board of Applied Measurement in Education. As an undergraduate, Doug triple majored in music education, mathematics, and music composition at Benedictine University. He then went on to complete a master's degree in music composition at Northwestern University. Doug taught mathematics and music for four years prior to pursuing his doctoral degree. Doug completed his Ph.D. in educational measurement and statistics at the University of Iowa where he was a Special Research Assistant for Iowa Testing Programs for four years.
Eugene Burke - Chair-Elect
Eugene’s contributions to the ATP include regular participation as a speaker, helping to organize the first ATP Security Summit in 2008, as a panel member in the 2009 summit, and as current Chair of the European Association of Test Publishers (aka the ATP International Division) and the 2009 Brussels Conference and this year’s event in Barcelona. His career in the field of testing includes the development of computer-based testing solutions for the Royal Air Force, United States Air Force and NATO, leading to the development of the Pilot Aptitude Tester (www.pilapt.com) widely used in military and civilian pilot selection; competency models and assessment procedures from firefighter to senior officer for the London Fire Brigade addressing diversity and political concerns as well as ensuring assessments met high standards for validity and fairness; since 1998, roles with SHL Group Ltd. in product development, product management as well as leading consultancy services to clients worldwide. He is a past Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Steering Committee on Test Standards; past Chair of the BPS Division of Occupational Psychology; past Council Member of the International Test Commission; member of the International Standards Organization’s working group developing a new standard for the use of assessment data in personnel decisions.
Lisa R. Ehrlich - Past Chair
Chief Operating Officer, Measured Progress
Dr. Lisa Ehrlich is Chief Operating Officer for Measured Progress. Tactically she leads business operations at Measured Progress including test development, publications, distribution, scanning, hand-scoring, data analysis, psychometrics, and reporting. Strategically her responsibilities include planning, designing, and leading continuous process improvements throughout the company and ensuring the implementation of strategic goals. Lisa has over 28 years of experience in educational assessment activities and technology-based training. She began her career with Digital Equipment Corporation as an instructional designer and learning consultant designing interactive technology-based learning environments.. Lisa joined Measured Progress in 1994 as a senior program manager to manage large, full-service assessment contracts and advanced to vice president, directing a number of operational divisions and a client-services division. Lisa is a member of the American Educational Research Association and National Council on Measurement in Education. She is the current vice-chair of the Association of Test Publishers Education Division and served as the co-chair of the joint ATP/CCSSO Best Practices working group, which created our industry’s Operational Best Practices document. Lisa earned her Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in instructional design and technology from the University of Iowa. Lisa has taught graduate courses at Boston University and Lesley University.
Scott Hamilton, Ph.D. - Director
Active in ATP for 17 years, Scott has served as the Secretary, Vice-Chair, and Chair ATP’s Industrial/Organizational Division, Member of the ATP Board, and member of the Program and Sponsorship committees for ATP. In these capacities, Scott represents the I/O Division and entire membership working to allow large and small companies to become more involved in ATP activities and have a voice in ATP. Scott is the Chief Research Officer for Profiles International, Inc., a founding member of ATP. His Master’s and Ph.D. from the University of North Texas are in Counseling and Clinical Psychology, with minors in Research. Scott has provided consultation to businesses around the world for over thirty years in human resources, personnel evaluation and selection, strategic planning, information systems, cost accounting, and management development. Instrumental in the development of assessments used in 124 countries, he has lectured and taught assessment development and utilization worldwide. He has served on the board for several organizations in both public and private sectors and is an active member of SIOP, the Association for Psychological Science, the International Test Commission, and the British Psychological Society. As a Board member, he will continue to represent the interests of all ATP members.
Reid Klion. Ph.D.- Director
Chief Science Officer, pan-A TALX Company
Reid Klion is Chief Science Officer of pan, (Performance Assessment Network). Involved with pan since its founding in 2000, he provides psychometric and science-based oversight in the development of Web-based personnel assessment systems and is involved in internal and external consultation on assessment system design, psychometric issues, test content, and test implementation. He is actively involved in industry, scientific, and regulatory affairs, presents regularly at professional meetings, and plays an active leadership role in a number of professional organizations related to psychometric assessment and test publishing. Reid is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. He was Co-Chair of the 2007 IPMAAC Annual Conference and is current Chair of the Association of Test Publishers Industrial-Organizational Division. He is a graduate of Hobart College and received his doctorate from Miami University.
David A. Meissner - Director
During the past 25 years Dave has developed and managed hundreds of paper and pencil and computer-based testing programs for two internationally recognized leaders in testing and assessment, Prometric and CTB/McGraw-Hill. In his current capacity Dave has, in collaboration with dozens of test sponsors, designed and/or implemented a wide variety of innovative test development and delivery techniques, including; dynamic branching, interactive scenarios, computerized mastery and linear on the fly testing. Previous positions during Dave’s 17 years with Prometric have included; strategic planning, product management, test development and publishing, business systems, operations management, security and program management. While at CTB/McGraw-Hill Dave was the technology lead for many large-scale paper and pencil testing programs in the educational assessment and professional licensure markets and directed all of CTB’s K-12 standardized testing efforts in the Eastern United States. Dave is a frequent volunteer on ATP committees and has spoken at an array of industry events. He holds degrees in Journalism and English as well as Computer Science certifications.
Christine Niero, Ph.D. - Director
Vice President, Professional Certification and Client Development, Professional Testing, Inc.
In her role at Professional Testing, Inc., Christine Niero, PhD, provides expertise to clients in developing and implementing viable credentialing programs, policy development, establishing operational and governance structures, optimizing management functions, leadership development, strategic planning, standard setting and accreditation. Dr. Niero has served on several ATP Innovations Committees, including most recently, Conference Chair of the most successful Innovations in Testing conference, and Program Chair. She has held leadership roles in national organizations, including committee member and Vice-Chair of the Personnel Certification Accreditation Committee (PCAC) for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) world standard for personnel certification, ISO/IEC 17024, and ANSI Conformity Assessment Policy Committee (CAPC), National Policy Committee (NPC) and Committee on Education (COE). Christine also served as an Officer of the Board of Directors of the National Organization for Competency Assurance (NOCA). Regarded as an industry leader, she has presented extensively on certification topics and is well versed in the development and implementation of best certification practices for credentialing boards. Christine currently serves as a Commissioner on the Professional Certification Commission (PCC) of the International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers (ISPE), and is actively involved in several professional societies, including the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). Christine is a co-founder of the Certification Institute sponsored by Professional Testing, Inc.
Amy Elizabeth Schmidt, Ph.D. - Director
Group Executive Director, Statistical Analysis Unit, ETS
Amy is the Group Executive Director of the Statistical Analysis unit at ETS, where she manages a group of approximately 65 professionals, and is responsible for all of the psychometric work performed for the College Board and Higher Education testing programs. She joined ETS in 2006. Amy was a first grade teacher in New York before attending graduate school. She holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and worked as a psychometrician at the National League for Nursing while attending graduate school. Amy joined the College Board in 1998 and spent almost nine years there, eventually becoming the Executive Director of Higher Education Research, and overseeing the psychometric aspects of the development of the new SAT Reasoning Test, introduced in 2005. Amy is also very active in the measurement community. She served as the Secretary for APA's Division 5; as a member of the Board of ATP; as program chair for NCME; and as program chair for APA's Division 5. She has taught courses in statistics, research methods, and classroom assessment, and in her spare time, enjoys singing with the Bucks County Choral Society, where she also serves as an officer on the choir's Board of Directors.
Bill West - Director
Vice President of Professional Business Development, Pearson VUE
In his role with Pearson VUE, Bill West, MBA, owns responsibility for client satisfaction, new business, and senior account management in the professional certification, licensure, academic, and federal government markets. An 18-year veteran of the assessment industry, Bill has served a wide variety of national and global assessment programs across the certification and licensure markets and in several capacities, including customer service, program management, and business development. In these roles, he has gained unique insight into the challenges and concerns of running testing programs and brings this experience across industries to the ATP Board. Bill brings a rich history with, and passion for, the ATP mission, a wealth of national and international testing expertise from working closely with ATP member programs, and solid business leadership as part of the Pearson VUE senior leadership team. Bill has been an active contributor to ATP since attending the 2nd Innovations conference in 2001, serving on various committees, delivering a wide variety of conference presentations, leading conference activities as Chair of the 2011 Innovations in Testing annual conference, and currently serving as an officer as Vice Chair of the Certification/Licensure Division. Bill holds a BA from St. Olaf College and an MBA from Augsburg College.
Walter Wang - Director
Co-founder of ATA
Walter Wang earned his master’s degree in Computer Science from UCF in the US in 1991 and a bachelor degree of Computer Science from China Southwest Communications University in 1984. Walter has over 10 years of experience in IT Education and Talents Assessments. Walter is one of the co-founders of ATA back in 1999 and has been the president of the company ever since. In January 2008, Walter has brought ATA to its next level through successfully listed and traded at NASDAQ. Prior to his current position, Walter worked as a consultant providing professional IT consulting services to many Wall Street companies, including ITT, Citicorp and Smith Barney in US from 1991 to 1997. He also successfully created Beijing XieLi Company in 1987, a business venture specializing in development of multiple printers. Before that, Walter was a senior engineer at Information Center of Ministry of Railways from 1984 to 1987. In June 2010, Mr. Walter Wang was awarded “Innovative entrepreneur of China” at the 10th China Forum for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
William G. Harris, Ph.D., MBA - Chief Executive Officer
William G. Harris serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Association of Test Publishers (ATP), the leading international organization for publishers of assessment programs. G holds a doctorate from University of Massachusetts at Amherst, a MBA from Duke University and an Honorary Doctorate from Excelsior College where he also sits as a member of the Board of Trustees. G is a recognized advocate for the testing industry and is frequently called upon to provide expert testimony. His current areas of interest are industry-wide issues about e-assessments, digital IP and the impact of the Internet on the economics and future of assessment delivery and services in both the private and public sector. G is oversees the international expansion of ATP that includes a growing membership from Europe, Asia and the Middle East. He is responsible for the successful launch of the Operational Best Practices guidance project for large-scale assessments. Under G’s leadership ATP offers two international conferences on assessment issues: one in Europe and another one in the US. He serves on the editorial board of several scholarly journals and chairs the US delegation to the ISO initiative on the delivery of work place assessment services.
David W. Arnold, Ph.D., JDD - General Counsel
General Counsel, Wonderlic, Inc.
David W. Arnold is General Counsel at Wonderlic, Inc. Prior to joining Wonderlic he served as Vice President-Development and Professional Compliance with Pearson Reid London House. He also has served as General Counsel for the Association of Test Publishers since its inception. In this capacity, Dr. Arnold monitors relevant legislation and has testified on many occasions before various federal and state legislative committees on issues related to testing. Dr. Arnold's prior background includes positions with civic and academic organizations, in addition to corporate assignments with Supermarkets General Corporation and United Airlines. He holds a J.D. from Loyola University Law School and a Ph.D. in industrial psychology from the University of Nebraska. He is an active member of the American Bar Association's Section of Labor and Employment Law and the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology ("SIOP"). David is also Past Chair of the American Psychological Association's Committee on Legal Issues and currently serves on the State Affairs Committee of SIOP. David has also written hundreds of articles and made numerous presentations regarding testing, as well as relevant litigation and legislation.
Gerald Borofsky, Ph.D. - Secretary
President, Bay State Psychological Associates, Inc.
President of Boston-based Bay State Psychological Associates, Inc., a company that develops and publishes a range of human performance services, including pre-employment assessment instruments, Dr. Borofsky has participated in a wide range of ATP activities including serving two terms as co-chair of the Association's Industrial Division, and two terms as ATP's secretary. As a current member of the Board, Dr. Borofsky has represented the perspective and interests of the smaller member companies. On behalf of ATP, he has been actively involved in lobbying at both the federal and state levels on the social benefits of test use. Dr. Borofsky contributed to the development of Congressional pre-employment screening policies, and served as a pre-employment screening consultant to development, government, legal and law enforcement policies and programs. Dr. Borofsky holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Michigan State University, and is a Diplomate in Clinical Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. Borofsky was also a faculty member at Harvard Medical School for over 25 years.
Marten Roorda - Treasurer/ Past Chair
Chief Executive Officer, Cito
Marten Roorda is Chief Executive Officer of Cito, Europe's leading testing and assessment company, based in Arnhem, The Netherlands. Cito's testing expertise and technology is renowned and respected all over the world. After Marten joined Cito in 2002, the company expanded internationally, opening branches in Germany, Turkey and the US, and agencies in Japan and Korea. Cito activities are in educational testing, certification and CBT. The company performs projects for international organizations: the WorldBank, the OECD (PISA) and the European Union, and gives expert advice in many countries. Previously Marten held management positions at Reed Elsevier, after having an editorial career. He was a keynote speaker at the Association of Test Publishers Annual Conference, 2004, in Palm Springs. It has been his initiative to found the European Division of the ATP. Marten is the co-founder of Kryterion, an online testing company. Marten is married, has three children and lives in Utrecht, The Netherlands.