Laura Werber is a senior management scientist at the RAND Corporation and a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School. She applies organizational theories and methods to a wide array of policy issues, including talent management, performance management, organizational design, veteran reintegration, and military families.
Her recently-completed military projects include ones related to defense civilian workforce management, the defense nuclear workforce, and performance management of federally funded research and development centers. She is currently leading projects about civilian employment of reserve and guard personnel, use of the probationary period for defense civilian personnel, and veterans’ social networks. Her domestic research projects have focused on issues facing urban communities, such as law enforcement recruiting. Across policy areas, Werber is routinely tapped to assist program assessments and process improvement efforts involving issues such as structure, culture, coordination, and measures of effectiveness.
Werber received her Ph.D. in organizational behavior from Stanford University and her B.S. in economics (cum laude) from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania.