Rebecca M. Blank is the chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Previously, she held several senior positions at the U.S. Department of Commerce, including acting secretary, deputy secretary and undersecretary for economic affairs. Blank has been a key member of President Barack Obama’s economic team, which worked to increase economic growth and accelerate job creation. Earlier, she was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, a nonprofit think tank in Washington, D.C. She has also served as dean and professor of public policy and economics in the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. Earlier, she taught at Northwestern University and Princeton University and was an assistant visiting professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Blank also served on the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.