Chris McGovern serves as the Director for Research Development for Connected Nation. Chris is responsible for managing the production of Connected Nation research deliverables and the daily operations of the Connected Nation research staff. Chris works with Connected Nation staff and external stakeholders to develop research and provide critical analysis supportive of the Connected Nation mission. He uses qualitative and quantitative techniques to interpret data, formulate reports, and make substantiated recommendations based on research findings. Chris holds a bachelor of arts in political science from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a master of science in economics from Murray State University.