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William G. Harris


CEO, Association of Test Publishers


MBA, Duke University
PhD, University of Massachusetts
Honorary Doctorate, Excelsior College

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William G. Harris serves as the CEO of the Association of Test Publishers (ATP), the leading international organization for publishers of assessment programs. He taught doctoral students at the Illinois Institute of Technology and conducted research on the use of the computer to deliver assessment programs. Afterward, he became head of research and software development at PsychSystems, the first U.S. group to be publicly traded as a computer-based testing (CBT) company. Recently, Harris has gained recognition as an advocate for the testing industry. His current areas of interest are industrywide issues about e-testing, test security, and the impact of the Internet on the economics and future of assessment programs. He oversees the international expansion of ATP, which includes a growing membership from Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. He is responsible for the successful launch of the Operational Best Practices project for K–12 large-scale assessments and ATP's European conference, "Growing Talent through Assessment." Under Harris's leadership, ATP has become a leader in test security and digital copyright issues. He serves on the editorial board of several scholarly journals and chairs the U.S. delegation to the ISO initiative on the delivery of workplace assessment services.

Harris holds a doctorate from University of Massachusetts at Amherst, an MBA from Duke University, and an honorary doctorate from Excelsior College.