President to Nominate Prof. Katherine O’Regan As HUD Asst. Sec. for Policy Dev.
President Barack Obama has announced his intention to nominate Katherine O’Regan, Associate Professor of Public Policy at NYU Wagner, as Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research (PD&R) at the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Professor O’Regan has conducted research on a variety of topics related to housing and urban development for more than 20 years. In her thirteen years as a professor at Wagner, she has held a range of administrative and leadership roles, including directing the Public and Nonprofit Masters Program since 2002 and serving as Associate Dean for Faculty from 2002 to 2004. Professor O’Regan taught at the Yale School of Management for ten years prior to joining Wagner. She received a B.S. from the Wharton School of Finance at the University of Pennsylvania and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.
The Assistant Secretary for PD&R directs HUD’s independent research and policy arm. PD&R' s research activities are designed to have immediate relevance to the policy issues facing the HUD Secretary, who is currently Shaun Donovan, and his principal staff.
“I am honored to be nominated by the president and look forward to serving in this role if confirmed by the Senate,” said Professor O’Regan
The White House announcement can be read here.