Susan Orr, Ph.D. is the director of the Center for Social Policy at Reason Public Policy Institute in Washington D.C. Prior to joining Reason Public Policy Institute , Dr. Orr worked as a child welfare program specialist for the National Center on Child Abuse and Neglect within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Some of her major projects included: overseeing the Third National Incidence Study on Child Abuse and Neglect, a nationally representative sample study of the incidence of maltreatment in the United States, and serving as project officer for the federal child-welfare demonstration effort and its evaluation.

She received her bachelors degree in Politics at the University of Dallas; both her M.A. and Ph.D. in Government are from the Claremont Graduate School. She has published in the fields of political philosophy, American government, and child and family policy in both academic textbooks and journals, as well as more popular venues.

Dr. Orr works out of RPPI's Washington Office.

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