Richard O. Lempert was a nonresident senior fellow with Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution. Currently, he is the Eric Stein Distinguished University Professor of Law and Sociology Emeritus at the University of Michigan. From June 2008 until July 2011, he served as chief scientist in the Human Factors/Behavioral Sciences Division of the Science and Technology Directorate in the Department of Homeland Security; and from June 2002 through May 2006, he took leave from the University of Michigan to serve as the division director for the Social and Economic Sciences at the National Science Foundation. His research interests are broad, encompassing, among other things, matters related to national security, government bureaucracy, juries, race relations, and social science methods.
Former Brookings Expert, The Eric Stein Distinguished University Professor of Law and Sociology Emeritus – University of Michigan