David Payne

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Vice President and COO, Global Education Division

Educational Testing Service (Princeton, NJ)

David Payne is the Vice President and COO of the Global Education Division at ETS. David heads the GRE® and TOEFL® programs, as well as higher education assessments such as the ETS® Major Field Tests, ETS® Proficiency Profile and SuccessNavigator™. He also led efforts to create the comprehensive HEIghten™ assessment suite for general education student learning outcomes.

Prior to joining ETS in 2003, Payne was Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School at SUNY Binghamton and was a tenured professor in the department of psychology. Payne holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in experimental psychology from SUNY
Cortland and a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from Purdue University.