Vice President for Policy Research and Strategic Initiative, SHEEO
David Tandberg joined SHEEO in July 2016 and serves as vice president for policy research and strategic initiatives. In this role, Dr. Tandberg leads SHEEO’s policy evaluation and research initiatives and SHEEO’s efforts to connect empirical research to state practice and policy. He also helps lead SHEEO’s strategic direction and partnerships. He is the lead editor of a book dedicated to the investigation of the state higher education executive officer that was published July 2018 by Teachers College Press. Previously, Dr. Tandberg served as an associate professor of higher education and an associate director of the Center for Postsecondary Success at Florida State University. As an academic researcher, his research was published in numerous peer-reviewed outlets. Before joining Florida State University, Tandberg served as a special assistant to the secretary of education in the Pennsylvania Department of Education, focused on postsecondary policy development and implementation. Dr. Tandberg earned a B.A. in history and government and secondary education/social studies from Adams State College, and a master’s in political science and a Ph.D. in higher education from Penn State University.