EdTech Expert, Chris Dufour EdD, Joins ASC as Director of Business Development

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Assessment Systems Corporation (ASC) is excited to announce that Chris Dufour, EdD, has joined the team as Director of Business Development.  Chris has more than 10 years of experience in building growth for EdTech, SaaS, artificial intelligence, and consulting solutions – which makes him a perfect fit for ASC, who provides all of those. ASC’s focus is on cloud-based platforms that integrate best practices in assessment, like computerized adaptive testing, multistage testing, item response theory, and automated item generation.

“I’m incredibly delighted to add someone as knowledgeable and talented as Chris to our team,” says Nathan Thompson, PhD, the CEO of ASC.  “His expertise spans both the Education market and also the Certification/ContinuingEd market, and he truly understands our clients and partners.  He will help bring ASC’s AI-based assessment software to more organizations, improving the business efficiency and psychometric rigor of exams around the world.”

Chris’ experience includes the Online Learning Consortium, Othot (predictive analytics SaaS), Engage2Serve (higher education CRM), and Element451 (higher ed marketing and CRM).  Before his decade working in EdTech business development, Chris was previously an administrator at Penn State University, where he led a team that was in charge of statewide distance learning and professional certification programs.  He also earned a Doctorate in Education from Penn State.

Chris Dufour remarks: “I am excited to be joining Assessment Systems Corporation (ASC) as Director of Business Development. The company’s mission to positively impact educational and career opportunities of adult learners by facilitating quality online assessments aligns well with both my academic and professional background. Having worked in the field of adult and continuing education, studying adult learning theory and assessment, and selling both online professional development and training, and consulting services, I am dedicated to serving the companies mission and making a difference in the lives of adult learners everywhere.”

For more information on ASC and its AI-based assessment platforms, visit assess.com.

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Nathan Thompson, PhD

Nathan Thompson earned his PhD in Psychometrics from the University of Minnesota, with a focus on computerized adaptive testing. His undergraduate degree was from Luther College with a triple major of Mathematics, Psychology, and Latin. He is primarily interested in the use of AI and software automation to augment and replace the work done by psychometricians, which has provided extensive experience in software design and programming. Dr. Thompson has published over 100 journal articles and conference presentations, but his favorite remains https://pareonline.net/getvn.asp?v=16&n=1.