Dr. Manfred (Manny) Straehle GISF

Psychometrician

Manny is a consulting assessment, educational and research expert with significant work experience with licensure and certification organizations, and over 10 years of experience in the credentialing industry. He has published two books, several articles, and has presented at numerous conferences.

Manny has held roles at the Advertising Research Corporation (ARC), Media Broadcasting Company (Pharmaceutical Marketing), National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), Genesis Healthcare, Prometric, and Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), and a Founding Partner and Chief Assessment Officer at International Credentialing Associates (ICA). He is currently employed as the Senior Psychometrician at Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) where he oversees almost 30 information security certifications, where he has maintained ANSI /ISO/IEC 17024 accreditation for 11 of these certifications. In addition, he leads the technical development of GIAC’s information security aptitude exam, which is intended to be an employment selection tool. In these positions, Manny has led psychometric and testing activities, marketing and survey research, aptitude and employment selection testing, and other research and evaluation projects.

Prior to entering the credentialing field, Manny pursued his doctorate in counseling psychology (earning an M.A. in Counseling from New York University), which focused on personality assessment. He has studied and practiced with experts in group therapy, leading to a post-graduate degree in group therapy from the East Side Institute for Short-Term Therapy. With a depth of knowledge of people and groups, Manny applies these counseling techniques to AERE’s consulting functions, emphasizing the importance of connectivity in relationships while expertly facilitating groups to meet test development requirements.

Manny received his doctorate degree from Temple University in Educational Psychology.

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