• October 19, 2021

Shannon Dunn, PhD

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Shannon Dunn, PhD

Director of Strategic Team Operations

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Shannon Dunn is Director of Strategic Team Operations at Vantage. She has enjoyed more than 15 years of professional experience in higher education, including roles in leadership, program development, project management, and academic instruction. She has also held leadership and research roles across government and private sectors. Shannon brings a deep understanding of strategic planning and visioning in higher education technology and prioritizes inclusion, community building, and collaboration to deepen stakeholder engagement, develop teams and individuals, and enable solutions.

Shannon is an advocate for student and institutional success and recently presented "Transformational Leadership Opportunities to Support Retention in Higher Education" and “What They Need, When They Want It: Meeting Faculty Where They Are with Inclusive Programming” at the 2022 EDUCAUSE ELI Annual Conference.

Prior to joining Vantage, she was an Assistant Director for University of Florida Information Technology and led the development of the University of Florida Strategic Plan for IT 2020-2025: Our Purpose. Our Legacy.

Shannon gives back to the community through professional service, including as a current member of the EDUCAUSE Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Advisory Committee and former co-lead of the EDUCAUSE Young Professionals Community Group. She is the recipient of the 2020 EDUCAUSE Rising Star Award, recognized for “contributing to advances in instructional technology; for advocating for excellence in teaching and learning; for promoting student success; for championing diversity, equity, and inclusion; for being a supportive mentor and insightful leader.”

Shannon holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Anthropology from Syracuse University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Art History from New College of Florida.