Trevor Packer is the head of the College Board’s Advanced Placement Program®, responsible for the ongoing development and management of 38 AP courses taken each year by 2.5 million students in subjects ranging from Biology and Calculus to Studio Art and World History. He also leads the Instruction division at the College Board, which includes programs such as SpringBoard and CLEP.
Trevor has led the AP Program since 2003, emphasizing in particular a redesign to focus the AP courses and exams on the knowledge and skills most essential for college success.
Prior to joining the College Board, Trevor worked in academia, researching and writing about Victorian literature and publishing on Willa Cather and abolitionist Sojourner Truth, as well as authoring a manual on pedagogy and composition. He has taught composition and literature at the City University of New York and Brigham Young University.
Trevor earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from Brigham Young University.