Susan L. Marquis, Dean

Susan L. Marquis is dean of the Frederick S. Pardee RAND Graduate School and vice president for Emerging Policy Research and Methods. Prior to joining RAND, she served as operational vice president of LMI, a not-for-profit government consulting firm. From 1997 to 2002, Marquis was with the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, first as Deputy Director, Assessment Division, and then as Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Resources, Requirements, and Assessments). Marquis served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense: from 1994 to 1997 as Director, Planning and Analytic Support Division, and Director, Information Management and Analysis Group, both within the Program Analysis and Evaluation Directorate. Marquis teaches and researches on organizational culture in government institutions and innovative solutions to persistent and complex public policy problems. She is the author of Unconventional Warfare: Rebuilding U.S. Special Operations Forces (1997).