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David Tanner

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PhD, 2024

David Tanner earned his doctorate at IHE and is the associate director of the UGA Carl Vinson Institute of Government, State Services and Decision Support Division. David Tanner manages the division’s faculty and staff and coordinates a wide range of customized technical assistance and research projects for governments across Georgia. The work of the division includes demographic and economic analysis, survey research, program evaluation, workforce development assistance and special project support. Prior to joining the Institute, Tanner served as the deputy director at the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget (OPB), where he helped the state address key budget and policy issues for more than 12 years. While at OPB, Tanner played a central role in the development of the governor’s annual budget, health care reform, agency restructuring, design of state budgeting and performance management systems, HOPE scholarship redesign, and school facility construction and finance. Tanner’s interests in higher education include economic development, performance funding, prior learning credit and competency based learning.

News Featuring David Tanner

AIR Forum, May 29-June 2, 2023

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Several current students and graduates joined Professor Karen Webber, AIR President, at the recent AIR Forum in…

The Association for Institutional Research (AIR) Forum returned as an in-person gathering on June 6-9, 2022 in Phoenix, Arizona.

Dr. Erik Ness received a First-Year Odyssey Teaching Award for his class “Research Evidence, Alternative Facts, and Fake News.” In his class, he guided students to seek and evaluate research evidence. He engaged students through practice with critical…

Researchers in the UGA Institute of Higher Education were awarded $690,027 by the National Science Foundation to study how students’ access to experiential learning opportunities is affected by their proximity to areas with major economic and workforce activity…

David Tanner and Karen Webber have been selected to receive an award through the President’s Interdisciplinary Seed Grant Program.

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