Kris Dunman, Program Director, MA, PMP

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Kris Dunman specializes in managing projects to help stakeholders identify issues, build consensus around solutions, and identify best practices and data standards. Kris applies these skills to her work as Program Director for QIP’s Data Standards and Initiatives team, which involves supporting QIP’s project managers and clients and coordinating QIP’s work in areas such as data governance, quality, privacy, ethics, and use.

One of Kris’ favorite parts of her job is observing how projects build off one another.

“Supporting cross-functional teams, I get to work with different QIP staff depending on the needs of each project. It’s especially interesting to find out who among QIP staff are experts in different areas and see how their expertise can improve QIP’s many projects.”

Kris, who has worked for QIP since 2011 and holds Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification, has extensive experience working with education data stakeholders, primarily through QIP’s work supporting the National Forum on Education Statistics. Before joining QIP, Kris managed projects and conducted research in adolescent health and education. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in anthropology/sociology from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and her Master of Arts from the University of South Florida.

“As an anthropologist, I was trained to work closely with members of a community to turn ideas into actions that have real-world benefits, and I’m able to use these skills to help QIP meet the needs of our clients and stakeholders.”

In her free time, Kris enjoys kayaking and paddleboarding on the Susquehanna River.

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