Institute for Credentialing Excellence

Research & Development Committee

Chair:  Pat Muenzen, MA, PhD, ACT

Vice Chair: Tony Zara, PhD, Pearson VUE

Staff LiaisonDoug Weinbaum

Meetings: Monthly conference calls and additional subcommittee calls as needed. Two-year time commitment requested and being assigned to a subcommittee project is expected.


  • Conduct benchmarking surveys and publish research products on selected topics
  • Maintain I.C.E. Online Resource Library
  • Analyze industry trends and conduct literature reviews

2022 Members:

  • Chris Beauchamp, PhD, Yardstick Assessment Strategies
  • Kirk Becker, PhD, Pearson VUE
  • Kevin Bradley, PhD, Human Resources Research Organization
  • Daniel Breidenbach, PhD, AMA-CPM
  • Susan Davis-Becker, PhD, ACS Ventures LLC
  • Tony Ellis, CAE, Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
  • Matthew Ferris, MA, MBA, CAE, ELS, National Board of Certification and Recertification for Nurse Anesthetists
  • Michelle Gross, MBA, MEd, NCC, NCSC, LPC, Metacred
  • James Hellrung, National Center for Competency Testing
  • Kari Hodge, PhD, NACE International
  • Christine Mills, PhD, Ascend Learning
  • Tim Muckle, PhD, Board of Pharmacy Specialties
  • Lisa Nepi, EdM, SeaCrest Consulting
  • Priya Santhanam, SAP Concur
  • Pooja Shivraj, American Board of Obsteyrics and Gynecology
  • Linda Waters, PhD, Prometric
  • Patricia Young, MA, Kryterion Inc.


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