Sharon Boivin

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Sharon Boivin

Deputy Chief Data Officer

Department of Education

Dr. Sharon Boivin is the Deputy Chief Data Officer for Analytics and Infrastructure at the U.S. Department of Education (ED), where she has served in various roles in the fields of education data, research, and statistics for more than 30 years. She leads the Analytics and Infrastructure Division (AID), which includes the Data Infrastructure and Support (delivering enterprise-level analytics tools) and the Analytics and Evaluation Team (data scientists developing innovative analysis and visualization projects).

Dr. Boivin serves as chair of the ED Data Governance Board, co-chair of the Department’s Data Strategy Team, sits on the federal CDO Council, represents ED on the Federal Advisory Committee for Data and Evidence Building, and is the Department’s Strategic Goal 3 Leader.  She leads the Department’s efforts to implement Federal data policy at the U.S. Department of Education by improving collaboration and coordination in line with the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018.  The ED OCDO’s responsibilities include lifecycle data management and developing and enforcing data governance policies.

Dr. Boivin joined the ED OCDO in late 2019 as Senior Advisor. She then served as Deputy CDO for Analytics and Infrastructure, implementing new policies to improve access, use, and dissemination of ED data to support evidence-based decisions. Prior to joining the ED OCDO, from 2016-2019 she was instrumental in developing Federal data policy on the staff of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking. Later she was detailed to the Office of Management and Budget where she recruited and led a team of Federal Data Fellows from 18 agencies helping to develop a comprehensive Federal Data Strategy. She was the winner of the 2023 Federal CDO Council’s Distinguished Achievement in Data Award and the 2019 Jeanne E. Griffith Mentoring Award.

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