Don Murray assists with research data management and quality control in his role as Assistant Director, Research Data Analysis. From data acquisition to reporting of results, his careful and thorough interaction supports our overall goals of excellent service to our members.
Don started his professional career in education in a high school mathematics classroom. Since then he has gained over 15 years of experience as statistical analyst/programmer, data manager, and team leader in educational assessment technology. He has extensive experience in research data management in large-scale, high-stakes assessment, results validation, and reporting quality assurance.
In addition to being a certified advanced SAS programmer, Don has significant experience in MySQL, a working knowledge of web technologies and data structures. He is also competent in the areas of process documentation and improvement as well as quality management. Don holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Colorado State University and a graduate certificate in Educational Research Methodology. Outside of work Don enjoys grilling and smoking food and brewing his own beer.