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Mary Beth Dunkenberger

Associate Director, Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance
Mary Beth Dunkenberger
201 West Roanoke St.
Blacksburg, VA 24061
  • M.B.A., International Business and Policy, George Washington University, 1992
  • B.S., Finance and Marketing, University of Virginia, 1986


  • Human service public policy
  • Organizational and program evaluation
  • Population needs assessments
  • Community change processes
  • Dunkenberger, MB (PI) and Sophie Wenzel (Co-PI). Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion: New River Community Services. Funded by SAMSHA.  October, 2018 – September, 2020.  (Principal Investigator – Program Evaluator)
  • Jones, Mel (PI) and MB Dunkenberger (Co-PI). Virginia Housing Development Authority Impact Analysis.  Funded by the Virginia Housing Development Authority. February, 2019 – February, 2020. 
  • Dunkenberger, MB (PI) and Ray Zuniga (Co-PI).  SwiftStart Program Evaluation. Funded by U.S. Department of Labor.  October, 2019 – February, 2020.
  • Vines, K. and MB Dunkenberger.   Preventing Opioid Abuse in Rural Virginia.  Funded by USDA.   Sep 1, 2017 - Aug 31, 2020. (Co- Principal Investigator – Program Evaluator)
  • Tyler Mackey, C. and MB Dunkenberger.  Helping Youth PROSPER and Avoid Opioid Use. Funded by USDA. Sep 1, 2018 - Aug 31, 2020.
  • Hosig, K. and MB Dunkenberger. Rural Opioid Technical Assistance.  Funded by DHHS. Sep 30, 2018 - Sep 29, 2020
  • Dunkenberger, M.B and Allen, Liz.  November 2018.  Montgomery County, Virginia Foster Care and CSA Assessment.  – (Principal Investigator – Assessment Research Project)
  • Dunkenberger, M.B and Allen, Liz.  September 2018.  United Way of Southwest Virginia Early Child Education: Risk and Protective Factor Mapping.  – (Principal Investigator – Assessment Research Project)
  • Dunkenberger, M.B and Allen, Liz.  November 2017.  Loudoun County Nonprofit Needs Assessment – (Principal Investigator – Assessment Research Project)
  • Dunkenberger, M.B and Mead, Martha. September 2016.  Virginia Veterans Services
  • Demonstration Project - Asset Mapping and Gap Analysis Assessment   (Principal Investigator – Assessment Research Project)
  • Mead, Martha, Davidson, Christopher and Dunkenberger, M.B. September 2015.  Context Report: National Best Practices and Virginia Policies and Programs Impacting the Military to Civilian Transition (Principal Investigator – Assessment Research Project)
  • Nelson, Laura and Dunkenberger, MB. October 2015.   Prenatal Substance Use and Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome in Virginia and the New River Valley Region. (Principal Investigator – Assessment Research Project)
  • Dunkenberger, Black, Weaver & Allen. (2019). Evaluating and Informing the Local Government–Nonprofit Relationship: Cross-Sector Partnerships in Loudoun County, Virginia. Journal of Nonprofit Educational Leadership, 9 (no.3), 222 – 244.
  • Cuthbertson, et al. (2016) Community-Responsive Behavioral Health Research: Translating Data for Public Consumption and Decision Making. Community Development Society, 36.
  • Bradburn, I., Dunkenberger, M. B., White, N., & Allen, E. (2011). Virginia star quality initiative family child care home provider demonstration pilot evaluation report.
  • Stephenson Jr, M., & Kirakosyan, L. (2015). Re: Reflections and explorations: Essays on politics, public policy, and governance. Virginia Tech Institute for Policy and Governance (Feature Essay).
  • Virginia Higher Education Opioid Consortium
  • Roanoke Valley Collective Response