Shannon Dunn, Ph.D
Outdoors Enthusiast | Dog Lover | Lifelong Learner (She/Her/Hers)
Shannon has nearly 15 years of professional experience in higher education and over a decade of experience developing programs and leading complex projects across the educational, governmental, and private sectors. She brings a deep understanding of strategic planning and visioning in higher education technology and connects communication, inclusivity, and collaboration to cultivate diverse stakeholder engagement and community building.
She 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’s community service includes a leadership role in the EDUCAUSE Young Professionals Community Group and 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.