Susan M. Phillips

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Susan Phillips
Occupation Dean of the School of Business and Public Management
Employer George Washington University

Susan M. Phillips, Ph.D., is a lawyer, central banker, educator and former regulator who serves as the dean of The George Washington University School of Business and Public Management, a position she has held since 1998.[1]

Phillips serves on the board of directors of the State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company, the Kroger Company, the Chicago Board Options Exchange, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International and National Futures Association.[2] She also serves on the Financial Accounting Foundation’s board of trustees.

She is a member of the Futures Industry Association Hall of Fame.[3] She was a member of the inaugural class of hall of fame members inducted in 2005.


Prior to joining The George Washington University, Phillips was a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from 1991 to 1998.[4]

From 1987-1991, she was vice president of Finance and University Services and professor of Finance in the College of Business Administration at the University of Iowa.

Before accepting the Iowa position, she served as a CFTC commissioner from 1981 to 1983, and as chairman of the CFTC from 1983 to 1987.[5][6]


Phillips earned a B.A. in Mathematics from Agnes Scott College, a M.S. in Finance and Insurance from Louisiana State University (LSU), and her Ph.D. in Finance and Economics also from LSU.


  1. Susan Phillips Biography. The George Washington University.
  2. Board of Directors. National Futures Association.
  3. FIA Futures Hall of Fame Inductees. FIA.
  4. Susan Phillips. U.S. Federal Reserve.
  5. Former Commissioners. CFTC.
  6. About the CFTC. CFTC.
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