Priscilla Regan

Professor, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University

Priscilla Regan is a Professor in the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University. Prior to that, she was a Senior Analyst in the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment (1984-1989). From 2005 to 2007, she served as a Program Officer for the Science, Technology and Society Program at the National Science Foundation. Since the mid-1970s, Dr. Regan’s primary research interests have focused on both the analysis of the social, policy, and legal implications of organizational use of new information and communications technologies. She has published over seventy articles or book chapters, as well as “Legislating Privacy: Technology, Social Values, and Public Policy” (University of North Carolina Press, 1995) and two co-edited books. She is currently a co-investigator on a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada’s eQuality grant exploring big data, discrimination, and youth. She was a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Committee on Authentication Technologies and their Privacy Implications. She is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. Dr. Regan received her PhD in Government from Cornell University.