Nancy Staudt is serving as the Washington University School of Law’s 25th dean. Staudt served as vice dean for faculty and academic affairs at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law and was a member of the Washington University law faculty from 2000-06 before being recruited as dean.

A nationally renowned scholar in tax, tax policy and empirical legal studies, Staudt is the author or co-author of nearly 40 articles and two books.