Susan L. Marquis, Dean

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Susan Marquis serves two key roles at RAND. As dean of the Pardee RAND Graduate School, she leads the largest and oldest public policy Ph.D. program in the United States. As vice president for innovation, she oversees and guides RAND's internal research and intellectual property management efforts.

Marquis is the author of Unconventional Warfare: Rebuilding U.S. Special Operations Forces (1997). Her latest book is I am not a tractor! How Florida Farmworkers Took on the Fast Food Giants and Won, published by Cornell University Press in December 2017. Marquis teaches and researches on organizational culture in government institutions and innovative solutions to persistent and complex public policy problems.

Prior to joining RAND, Marquis served as operational vice president of LMI, a not-for-profit government consulting firm. From 1997 to 2002, she 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. Marquis currently serves as chair of the Woodrow Wilson School Advisory Council, Princeton University; was a visiting fellow at the University of Cambridge; and is a non-resident senior fellow at the Fox Leadership Institution, University of Pennsylvania. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Pacific Council on International Policy and a founding member of the Board of Directors of the Economics of National Security Association.

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