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Dr. Daniel J. Reed is a language testing specialist at Michigan State University. As the ELC Testing Director, he oversees test administration as well as research and test development in support of MSU’s English exams for incoming international students. Under Dr. Reed’s direction, the ELC provides exams that are used for the following purposes: determining whether international students have met MSU’s English proficiency requirement for admission, placing students into English language classes, and evaluating the spoken English proficiency of graduate students who are nonnative speakers of English and candidates for teaching assistant positions. Dr. Reed has played major roles in the development of proficiency tests in more than half-a-dozen languages and has conducted research on language aptitude and the learning of less commonly taught languages. In addition, Dr. Reed, along with ELC Director Dr. Susan Gass, has also developed a large-scale testing program in Greece in collaboration with Anatolia College and the American College of Greece.