Kris Dunman, Program Manager

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Kris Dunman works directly with stakeholders in federal, state, and local education agencies to identify issues in education data policy and build consensus around solutions. She serves as director of the Administrative Data Project (ADI), which is funded by the National Center for Education Statistics of the U.S. Department of Education. This role includes managing QIP’s support for the National Forum on Education Statistics and the development and maintenance of the School Courses for the Exchange of Data Classification System.

“As an anthropologist, I was trained to work closely with members of a community to turn ideas into actions that have real-world benefits,” Kris says. “I bring these skills to my work in the education data community.”

Her MA in Applied Anthropology and Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification help Kris support and promote the mission of the Forum in many ways. Valued knowledge and skills include qualitative and quantitative research methods, data management, participatory research, and facilitation techniques.

Prior to joining QIP, Kris managed projects and conducted research in adolescent health and education. She enjoys watersports, including kayaking and paddleboarding, on the Chesapeake Bay.

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