TOEFL® Board

The TOEFL Board as a Link to the Higher Education Community

The TOEFL® Board advises on the policies under which ETS administers the TOEFL Program. Created in 1973, the Board's membership consists of 16 individuals drawn from across the broad field of international higher education. Current TOEFL Board members come from the UK, Australia, the Netherlands, Brazil, Canada and the United States and represent high schools, 2-year, 4-year and graduate institutions in the public and private sectors, and the English-language teaching and research communities.

The TOEFL Committee of Examiners is a standing committee of the TOEFL Board. The Committee of Examiners is comprised of 12 experts in the fields of language teaching, testing and research, and it advises the Board and ETS on these matters. Current members are from Finland, Canada, Hungary, New Zealand, Australia, the UK and the United States.

The TOEFL Grants and Awards Committee administers eight categories of grants and awards to support international education and English-language teaching, testing and research. Members come from Canada, Peru, the United States and Turkey.

2013–14 TOEFL Board

Fanta Aw (Chair), American University
Kim Bartlett, McGill University   
Kelley Brayton, Santa Monica College
Keith Brown, Teesside University
Maureen Burke, The University of Iowa
Hans de Wit, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences
Sheila Embleton, York University
Bridget Herrera, Overseas Association of College and Admissions Counselors
John M. Norris, Georgetown University
Liora Pedhazur Schmelkin, Hofstra University
Norman J. Peterson, Montana State University
Henning Schroeder, University of Minnesota
Jeffrey Smart, Swinburne University of Technology
Keith Todd, Reed College
Robert A. Watkins, The University of Texas at Austin
John J. Wood, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

2013–14 TOEFL Committee of Examiners

John M. Norris (Chair), Georgetown University
Maureen Burke, The University of Iowa
Yuko Goto Butler, University of Pennsylvania
Ari Huhta, University of Jyväskylä
Eunice Eunhee Jang, University of Toronto
Marianne Nikolov, University of Pécs
James Purpura, Columbia University
John Read, The University of Auckland
Carsten Roever, The University of Melbourne
Diane Schmitt, Nottingham Trent University
Ling Shi, University of British Columbia
Sara Weigle, Georgia State University

2013–14 TOEFL Grants and Awards Committee

Aysegul Daloglu (Chair), Middle East Technical University
Fredricka Stoller, Northern Arizona University
Maria Dantas-Whitney, Western Oregon University
Leonardo Mercado, Instituto Cultural Peruano Norteamericano (ICPNA)
John M. Murphy, Georgia State University
Liying Cheng, Queen's University

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TOEFL Institutions

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FACT: 4 out of 5 Institutions Prefer the TOEFL Test

Among admissions officers surveyed, and who expressed a preference*, four out of five prefer the TOEFL test.

* Source: Survey of 263 admissions officers at U.S. universities, of which 212 accept both the TOEFL test and the IELTS™ test and 152 state a preference.

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