Nico Verloop completed his Master's in Education Sciences in 1977 (cum laude) at Utrecht University. He worked as a educational researcher at Nijmegen University and at CITO National Institute for Educational Measurement. He received his PhD in 1989 (cum laude) from Leiden University. In 1991 he was appointed full professor at Leiden University. He was head of the department of teacher education and director of the Institute for Research in Higher Education. In 1995 these were merged into the ICLON, Leiden University Graduate School of Teaching. From 1995 to 2010 he has been the dean of ICLON. He has been president of the Dutch Educational Research Association, is on the editorial board of 7 international journals and was a member of the management team of the National Educational Research School ICO.