- Director, George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center
- Research Professor, Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration at George Washington University
Susan Dudley directs the George Washington University Regulatory Studies Center and is a Research Professor in the Trachtenberg School of Public Policy & Public Administration. She founded the Center in 2009 to bring high quality academic research to bear on regulatory policy. The Regulatory Studies Center provides serious research on current regulatory issues in a timely way, educates the next generation of policy makers and scholars, and engage policy officials and opinion leaders with solid, independent, and persuasive reasoning.
As the Presidentially-appointed Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget from April 2007 through January 2009, Professor Dudley was responsible for the review of draft executive branch regulations under Executive Order 12866, the collection of federal-government-wide information under the Paperwork Reduction Act, the development and implementation of government-wide policies in the areas of information policy, privacy, and statistical policy, and international regulatory cooperation efforts. Prior to OIRA, she directed the Regulatory Studies Program at the non-profit Mercatus Center at George Mason University, where she also taught courses on regulation. Earlier in her career, Ms. Dudley served as an economist at OIRA, as well as the Environmental Protection Agency and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.