Susan L. Marquis, Dean

Dr. Marquis (Ph.D. Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs), is the fourth dean of the Pardee RAND Graduate School. In addition to dean, she also holds the Distinguished Chair in Policy Analysis at RAND and is RAND vice president of Emerging Policy Research and Methods. She has also acted as corporate officer and operational vice president of LMI, a nonprofit government consulting firm based in McLean, Va., that is dedicated to improving public management. In that capacity, she was responsible for developing and managing the resource management practice; was the lead officer for corporate thought leadership and outreach, brand definition, and enhancement; and led strategic recruiting efforts.

From 1997 to 2002, Marquis was with the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, first as the deputy director of the Assessment Division, and then as assistant deputy chief of naval operations (resources, requirements and assessments). In the latter capacity, she helped lead the development of the U.S. Navy's strategic plan and multiyear budget of $100 billion a year.

She twice served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. From 1994 to 1997 she served as director of the Planning and Analytic Support Division and as director of the Information Management and Analysis Group. From 1989 to 1994 she was an operations research analyst. From 1987 to 1989, she was a program analyst for the Army Chief of Staff.

Marquis currently is a member of the advisory council of the Princeton University Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and is currently serving on the school's Task Force on the Changing Nature of Public Service. She has authored numerous articles as well as the book "Unconventional Warfare: Rebuilding U.S. Special Operations Forces," published by the Brookings Institution Press.