IOWA CITY, Iowa—Dr. Xiang "Bo" Wang has been named Vice President of Computer Based Testing at ACT. He will lead the corporate initiative to manage and enhance computer based testing throughout ACT.
"At ACT, our mission is to help individuals achieve success, both in education and in the workforce," said Richard L. Ferguson, CEO and chairman of the board at ACT. "Bo has the experience to help ACT further its mission, promoting and coordinating the implementation of computer based testing, with the hopes of reaching even more individuals. We're very happy to have him as part of the CBT team."
Wang joins ACT on Dec. 17. He currently holds the position of Senior Psychometrician at The College Board. Prior to that, Wang worked for Educational Testing Service from 2000 through 2003, and at the Law School Admission council from 1993 to 2000. He received his bachelor's degree in English from Hunan University in Changsha, Hunan, People's Republic of China. He received both his master's degree in English as a Second Language and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Hawaii.
"I'm excited to work with great leadership and talented colleagues at ACT," Wang said. "I look forward to solving technological challenges to realize higher efficiency and accuracy, and providing creative technological solutions for developing more creative and valid assessment and learning products."
Wang will move to Iowa City with his wife, Dr. Zhao Liang. The couple has two sons: Louis, a junior at the University of Pennsylvania, studying both finance at the Wharton Business School and nanotechnology in the School of Engineering; and Justin, an eighth grader.