ABPath Welcomes New Public Board Member Javarro Russell, PhD

14:16 07 September in Board of Trustees, Uncategorized

TAMPA, Fla, (September 7, 2023)- The Trustees of the American Board of Pathology (ABPath) are pleased to announce the election of Javarro Russell, PhD as the new public member to the Board of Trustees with a term beginning on January 1, 2024. Dr. Russell brings a wealth of experience in exam development and administration, making him a valuable addition to the Board.

Dr. Russell currently serves as the Senior Director for the Admissions Testing Service at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). In this distinguished role, he oversees the strategic direction of all aspects of the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) and MCAT Prep portfolio. These areas include business operations, research & development, test security, communications, and derivative products. The MCAT testing program is instrumental in supporting the admissions process at over 150 medical schools and more than 80 thousand examinees annually.

Prior to his tenure at the AAMC, Dr. Russell has served in leadership roles at the National Board of Medical Examiners and the Educational Testing Service. His service to these organizations focused on measurement and assessment design issues in higher education, as well as business development. He has also assisted institutions in identifying solutions for assessing and measuring student learning outcomes, such as content knowledge, critical thinking and collaborative problem-solving.

Dr. Russell has previously served as the Board Member and President of the Northeastern Educational Research Association. He has also held several committee leadership roles for the American Association of Educational Research.

He holds two degrees from Norfolk State University, a Historically Black College and University. His PhD in Assessment and Measurement is from James Madison University.

The ABPath’s Board of Trustees is made up of 12 board-certified pathologist members and one public member. The public member is a non-physician member who will advocate for community and public interests, and provide a public perspective for discussion of issues and decisions made by the Board of Trustees. Each member is highly esteemed and accomplished in their respective fields and/or subspecialty. Trustees are elected for 3-year terms.

About the American Board of Pathology

The mission of the American Board of Pathology, as a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties, is to serve the public and advance the profession of pathology by setting certification standards and promoting lifelong competency of pathologists. Founded in 1936, the ABPath accomplishes this mission by establishing certification and continuing certification standards and assessing the qualifications of those seeking to obtain voluntary certification in the specialty of pathology. For more information about ABPath, visit abpath.org or call (813) 286-2444.