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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 14 individuals drawn from across the broad field of international higher education. Current TOEFL Board members come from Australia, China, Ecuador, Canada, Scotland, Spain and the United States. They 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 11 experts in the fields of language teaching, testing and research, and it advises the Board and ETS on these matters. Current members are from Canada, China, Colombia, Germany, Japan, Norway, Spain and the United States.

2019–20 TOEFL Board

Robin Garrell (Chair), University of California, Los Angeles
Noreen Golfman, Memorial University
Laura Howard, Universidad de Cádiz
Ross Jennings, Green River College
Percy Jiang, Keystone Academy
Alan Mackay, University of Edinburgh
Ray Marx, Colegio Americano de Quito
Matthew McGann, Amherst College
Carmel Murphy, The University of Melbourne
Lia Plakans, The University of Iowa
Joanne Romagni, University of Tennessee Chattanooga
Anne Rose, University of Toronto
Janet Rutledge, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Evelyn Thimba, Drexel University

2019–20 TOEFL Committee of Examiners

Lia Plakans – Chair, The University of Iowa
Beverly Baker, University of Ottawa
April Ginther, Purdue University
Claudia Harsch, University of Bremen
Lianzhen He, Zhejiang University
Volker Hegelheimer, Iowa State University
Gerriet Janssen, Universidad de los Andes–Colombia
Lorena Llosa, New York University
Carmen Muñoz, The University of Barcelona
Yasuyo Sawaki, Waseda University
Dina Tsagari, OsloMet – Oslo Metropolitan University

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