Susan L. Marquis is dean of the Frederick S. Pardee RAND Graduate School. Prior to joining RAND, she served as operational vice president of LMI, a not-for-profit government consulting firm 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 Deputy Director, Assessment Division, and then as Assistant Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Resources, Requirements, and Assessments). Marquis twice 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; and from 1989 to 1994 as an operations research analyst. From 1987 to 1989, Marquis was a program analyst for the Army Chief of Staff.
Marquis is the author of Unconventional Warfare: Rebuilding U.S. Special Operations Forces (Brookings Institution Press, 1997).