Sally Sleeper

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Vice President, Army Research Division; Director, RAND Arroyo Center
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Education

Ph.D. in organization science and economics, Carnegie Mellon University; M.S. in organization theory, Carnegie Mellon University; M.S. in policy analysis and public management, SUNY at Stony Brook; B.Envd. in environmental design and planning, University of Colorado, Boulder

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Overview

Sally Sleeper is vice president, Army Research Division and director, RAND Arroyo Center, which conducts research and analysis for the United States Army. She leads a team of professionals to provide high-quality, objective research and analysis and deep expertise in domains of direct relevance to perennial Army concerns. She was formerly director of Strategy, Doctrine, and Resources, a RAND Arroyo Center program. Previously, she supported the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy as a senior advisor from July 2012 until rejoining RAND in March 2016. In this role, she developed strategy to assess and mitigate the impact of diminishing budgets on industry and their sub-tier supplier networks, which are integral to the force structure of DoD. She established the analytical process necessary to assess and establish policy and meet the requirements of senior DoD leadership. She also worked to help improve DoD's global outreach and access to innovation and led analysis efforts with foreign defense departments. Her research areas include organizational effectiveness, innovation and technology development, and program evaluation. Sleeper received a Ph.D. in organization science and economics from Carnegie Mellon University, an M.S. in policy analysis and public management from Stony Brook University, and a bachelor's degree in environmental design and planning from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

Honors & Awards

  • The Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service

Commentary

  • Public Libraries Are Needed Now More Than Ever

    What Pittsburgh attraction provides $3 of economic output for every public dollar invested? The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh. If you find this factoid unlikely, it is because the research that discovered it received an astounding lack of attention, write Susan Everingham and Sally Sleeper.

    May 29, 2009 Pittsburgh Business Times

  • Regional Cooperation Is Not Capitulation

    Published commentary by RAND staff.

    Oct 17, 2004 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Publications