Jeremy S. Wu, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Transportation
Jeremy S. Wu was sworn in as Director of the Departmental Office
of Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Transportation on
February 4, 2002. In this capacity, Dr. Wu serves as the
principal advisor to the Secretary and other high level
Departmental officials on civil rights and equal opportunity
joining the U.S. Department of Transportation, Dr. Wu served as
National Ombudsman for the U.S. Department of Energy for two
years. From 1997 to 2000, Dr. Wu served as Deputy Director,
Office of Civil Rights, in the U.S. Department of Agriculture
(USDA), where he was responsible for administration, information
technology, and complaint processing. He is a graduate of the
Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program, and
became the first Asian Pacific American career senior executive
in USDA in 1997, after serving 15 years as Chief of the
Statistics Branch at the Agriculture Marketing Service of USDA.
has a distinguished career as an agent of change for the Federal
government. He consistently demonstrates his commitment to
workforce diversity, equal employment opportunity, innovation,
total quality management, quantitative analysis, application of
information technology, and education.
earned his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in Mathematical
Statistics from the George Washington University (GWU). He has
served as an adjunct professor in the Department of Statistics at
GWU since 1978, currently as Professorial Lecturer.
is also the current Chair of the Asian American Government
Executives Network - an organization of top government officials.
He has received numerous awards in his career, including a USDA
Departmental Group Honor Award for exceptional dedication and
teamwork in a workforce harmonization initiative in 1999, and
recognitions for speaking engagements, excellence in published
articles, and exemplary work and performance.
was born in Hong Kong and speaks fluently in multiple Chinese
dialects including Cantonese and Mandarin. He is married to the
former Deanie Pin and lives with his mother, as well as the
family of his brother, in McLean, Virginia.