Jeremy S. Wu, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Transportation

Dr. 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 issues.

Prior to 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.

Dr. Wu 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.

Dr. Wu 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.

Dr. Wu 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.

Dr. Wu 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.



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