Susan L. Marquis

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Dean, Pardee RAND Graduate School; Vice President, Emerging Policy Research and Methods; Distinguished Chair in Policy Analysis
Santa Monica Office


Ph.D. in public and international affairs, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University

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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).

Recent Media Appearances

Commentary: Newsweek; Orlando Sentinel


  • Farm workers sort tomatoes at a ranch in Mexico

    'Product of Mexico': Why Have Corporate/Social Responsibility Programs Failed?

    The Fair Food Program has been a leader in using cooperation, visibility, and accountability to meet the needs of workers, growers, and buyers. Can it be a model for addressing these critical issues in Mexico as well?

    Dec 12, 2014 | Newsweek

  • March to support the Fair Food Program

    Wal-Mart Chooses Fairness, Giving Farmworkers a Boost

    The recent commitment by Wal-Mart Stores to the Fair Food Program is a transformational moment in the decades-long struggle for fair treatment of agricultural workers in America but the decision is hardly the last human-rights battle to be won on behalf of this long-oppressed work force.

    Feb 7, 2014 | Orlando Sentinel