Priscilla M Regan

Priscilla M Regan

Priscilla M Regan


Information and communication privacy policy, digital government, public policy process.

Dr. 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, 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, 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.

Selected Publications

Legislating Privacy: Technology, Social Values, and Public Policy. (University of North Carolina Press, 1995).

“The Liberal State and the Surveillance State: Politics of Information Privacy Policy,” in Political Science as Public Philosophy: Essays in Honor of Theodore J. Lowi, Benjamin Ginsberg and Gwendolyn Mink (eds). New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2010 forthcoming.

“Global Privacy Issues,” in The International Studies Compendium Project: International Communication, ed. by Robert A. Denemark and Nannette Levinson. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley/Blackwell Publishing Co., 2010.

“Federal Security Breach Notifications: Politics and Approaches,” Berkeley Technology Law Journal. 24(3) 2009: 1101-1130.

“Blogs as Public Forums for Agency Policymaking,” Issues in Governance Studies No. 26 (August, 2009): 1-14. With Julianne Mahler.

“State Opposition to REAL ID,” Publius: The Journal of Federalism 39(3) 2009: 476-505. With Christopher J. Deering.

“The United States,” in Global Privacy Protection, ed by James Rule and Graham Greenleaf. London: Edward Elgar, 2008.

“Crafting the Message: Controlling the Content of Agency Websites.” Government Information Quarterly (July 2006), Vol. 24, No.3, pp. 505-521. With Julianne Mahler.