Priscilla M. Regan
Chair, Public and International Affairs,College of Humanities and Social Sciences,
George Mason University
Priscilla Regan is a Professor in the Department of Public and International Affairs
at George Mason University. Prior to joining that faculty in 1989, she was a Senior
Analyst in the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment (1984-1989) and an Assistant
Professor of Politics and Government at the University of Puget Sound (1979-1984).
From 2005 to 2007, Dr. Regan 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, and also on the emergence and implementation of electronic government
initiatives by federal agencies.
Dr. Regan has published over forty articles or book chapters, as well as Legislating
Privacy: Technology, Social Values, and Public Policy (University of North Carolina
Press, 1995). As a recognized researcher in this area, Dr. Regan has testified before
Congress and participated in meetings held by the Department of Commerce, Federal
Trade Commission, Social Security Administration, and Census Bureau. She has received
grants from the National Science Foundation. She was a member of the National Academy
of Sciences, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Committee on Authentication
Technologies and their Privacy Implications. Dr. Regan received her PhD in Government
from Cornell University and her BA from Mount Holyoke College.