New York University Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Navigation Skip to Sub Navigation

Obama Nominates Wagner’s O’Regan for HUD Post

September 17, 2013

President Barack Obama has nominated Katherine O’Regan, professor of public policy and planning at the Robert F. Wagner Gradute School of Public Service, to be the new assistant secretary for policy development and research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).


O’Regan has conducted research on a variety of topics related to housing and urban development for more than 20 years. In her 13 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. O’Regan taught at the Yale School of Management for 10 years prior to joining Wagner.


The assistant secretary directs HUD’s independent research and policy arm, whose 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,” says O’Regan.


—Robert Polner

Type: Article

Obama Nominates Wagner’s O’Regan for HUD Post

Search News



NYU In the News

NYU Offers Financial Aid to Undocumented Students

The Wall Street Journal reported that NYU will begin offering scholarship aid to undocumented students for the school year beginning next September.

NYU Adopts Lean LaunchPad Program to Teach Entrepreneurship

Startup guru Steve Blank, in a Huffington Post blog, described how NYU adopted the Lean LaunchPad model to teach entrepreneurship to students and faculty at NYU.

Biology Professor Jane Carlton Examines Wastewater for the City’s Microbiome

The New York Times’ Science Times column “Well” profiled Biology Professor Jane Carlton and her research project to sequence microbiome of New York City by examining wastewater samples.

Steinhardt Professors Use a Play as Therapy

The New York Times wrote about a play written by Steinhardt Music Professor Robert Landy about the relationship between Adjunct Professor Cecilia Dintino, a clinical psychologist in the Drama Therapy Program, and a patient, former Broadway actress Jill Powell.

NYU Public Health Experts Urge Strengthening Local Health Systems to Combat Ebola

Dean Cheryl Healton of the Global Institute of Public Health and Public Health Professor Christopher Dickey wrote an op-ed in the Huffington Post saying international health agencies need to strengthen their presence in countries at the local level to prevent future ebola outbreaks.

NYU Footer