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TOEFL® Board and Committee of Examiners

Connecting the TOEFL Program to the Education Community Worldwide

ETS has 2 external bodies that connect the TOEFL® Program to the fields of international higher education and English language learning, teaching and testing around the world.


The TOEFL Board advises ETS on the policies under which ETS administers the TOEFL test. Created in 1973, the Board's membership consists of 14 individuals drawn from across the broad field of international higher education. TOEFL Board members represent secondary schools, as well as 2-year, 4-year and graduate institutions in the public and private sectors. Board members ensure ETS staff are aware of trends in student mobility and the needs of higher education institutions so the TOEFL Program can better serve students and institutions.

2021–22 TOEFL Board

  • Evelyn Thimba (Chair), Drexel University, USA
  • Mike Devlin, Stanford University, USA
  • Noreen Golfman, Memorial University, Canada
  • Ross Jennings, Green River College, USA
  • Percy Jiang, Keystone Academy, China
  • Lorena Llosa, New York University, USA
  • Dorothy Kelly, University of Granada, Spain
  • Ranjit Koodali, Western Kentucky University, USA
  • Matthew McGann, Amherst College, USA
  • Carmel Murphy, The University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Joanne Romagni, University of Tennessee Chattanooga, USA
  • Anne Rose, University of Toronto, Canada
  • Janet Rutledge, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA
  • Rachel Sandison, University of Glasgow, UK
  • Marcio Silva-Filho, University of São Paulo, Brazil

View a list of former TOEFL Board members

TOEFL Committee of Examiners

The TOEFL Committee of Examiners is a standing committee of the TOEFL Board. The Committee of Examiners is composed of 11 experts in the fields of language teaching, testing and research, and it advises the TOEFL Board and ETS on these matters. These renowned experts:

  • provide insights into trends and developments in the areas of English-language teaching, learning and testing
  • offer advice on test content and research related to the TOEFL test

2021–22 TOEFL Committee of Examiners

  • Lorena Llosa (Chair), New York University, USA
  • Beverly Baker, University of Ottawa, Canada
  • Tineke Brunfaut, Lancaster University, UK
  • Atta Gebril, The American University of Cairo, Egypt
  • April Ginther, Purdue University, USA
  • Claudia Harsch, University of Bremen, Germany
  • Talia Isaacs, University College London, UK
  • Yasuyo Sawaki, Waseda University, Japan
  • Dina Tsagari, Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway
  • Koen Van Gorp, Michigan State University, USA
  • Wenxia Zhang, Tsinghua University, China

View a list of former TOEFL Committee of Examiners members