Ann Kearns Davoren joined the NCAA staff in 2004 and has focused primarily on student-athlete survey research. She has worked extensively with the NCAA Study of College Outcomes and Recent Experiences (SCORE) and the NCAA Growth, Opportunities, Aspirations and Learning of Students in college (GOALS) study. Ann also is involved in academic, governance and health and safety research across all three membership divisions. Before joining the NCAA, Ann was the assistant staff director at the Advisory Committee on Student Financial Assistance, a federal committee that advises Congress and the . Department of Education on issues affecting student financial aid policy. Ann received her . in speech communication from Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana, and her . with a focus on policy analysis and comparative international affairs from Indiana University in Bloomington. She currently is pursuing her . in research methodology at Loyola University, Chicago.