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Dr. Michael Nettles is the Edmund W. Gordon Chair for Policy Evaluation and Research at the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in Princeton, NJ. He received his Ph.D. in Higher Education from Iowa State University. Dr. Nettles’s past positions include: professor of education at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor; Vice President for Assessment for the University of Tennessee System, Knoxville; Senior Research Scientist at ETS; and Assistant Director for Academic Affairs at the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Nashville. He chairs the Social Justice Action Committee of the American Educational Research Association and previously served as Vice Chairman on the National Assessment Governing Board, chair of the College Board Research and Development Committee of the College Board of Trustees, and as the first executive director of the Fredrick D. Patterson Research Institute of the United Negro College Fund. Dr. Nettles is a prominent national policy researcher on educational assessment, student performance and achievement, educational equity, and higher education finance policy.