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Greg Applegate, PhD, MBA

Chief Science Officer
Greg Applegate, Ph.D., serves as the Chief Science Officer for the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians. He is responsible for research and examinations-related processes, test content development for cognitive and psychomotor exams, test administration and psychometrics. Dr. Applegate says he loves his job because he’s able to ensure that examinations are fair, reliable and valid, and provides an opportunity for all candidates to have an unbiased assessment of their knowledge, skills and abilities related to EMS. Prior to the National Registry, he served as the Manager of Content Development for Pearson VUE and was a Continuing Lecturer in Statistics at Purdue University. Dr. Applegate also served as a tank commander in the United States Marine Corps. He holds a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Purdue University and a Master of Business Administration from Indiana University. Dr. Applegate enjoys bicycling, reading, hiking and spending time with his family – wife Denise, two adult children, August and Racine, and Gigi the Wonder Cat.