Susan A. Resetar

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Senior Operations Researcher
Washington Office


A.B. in mathematics and economics, Cornell University; M. Eng. in operations research, University of California Berkeley


Susan Resetar (she/her) is a senior operations researcher with over 25 years of public policy research at the RAND Corporation, working in the areas of strategic planning, manpower and personnel management, natural and cultural resources, environmental policy, disaster management and recovery, organizational collaboration, climate change, and military installation management. Resetar has worked closely with clients in the Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, White House Office Science Technology Policy, Environmental Protection Agency, and Department of Energy. 


  • Trenton Duerksen cleans a Triceratops horridus dinosaur on display at the American Museum of Natural History in New York, September 1, 2020, photo by Anthony Behar/Reuters

    Arts Policy During the Pandemic: What Are We Measuring, and What Can We Know?

    Few data sources exist for the labor market for artists. Of the sources that do exist, each measures a different piece of a larger puzzle. Those studying the arts labor market will have to grapple with which data source to use and how “the arts” should be defined before undertaking any analysis.

    Mar 8, 2021 The RAND Blog

  • Ballet dancer on stage in an empty theater, photo by vgajic/Getty Images

    The Pandemic Is a Disaster for Artists

    The arts as we know them are likely to be shut down for the foreseeable future and the vast majority of artists have likely lost some or all of their income. How many artists are out of work, and what could be done to help them?

    Aug 4, 2020 The RAND Blog

  • A man walks past the shuttered Richard Rodgers Theatre, home of the popular musical “Hamilton,” in New York, July 2, 2020, photo by Mike Segar/Reuters

    Arts and Cultural Workers Are Especially Vulnerable to the Pandemic

    Workers in the arts and cultural industries could be especially vulnerable to the economic shocks of COVID-19. As the United States reopens and decides its future, it should recognize these vulnerabilities, as well as the benefits that the arts and cultural industries offer.

    Jul 23, 2020 The RAND Blog