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Spiro Maroulis

Spiro.Maroulis@asu.edu

Asst Professor
School Of Public Affairs
Faculty
Mail Code: 3720

Bio

Spiro Maroulis is an Assistant Professor at the School of Public Affairs, and the Associate Director for Policy Informatics at the ASU Decision Theater.   Prior to coming to ASU, Professor Maroulis was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Enterprise and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Ford Center for Global Citizenship at the Kellogg School of Management.    He received his B.S.E from Duke University, M.P.P. from Harvard University, and Ph.D. from Northwestern University, where he was also a member of the Center for Connected Learning and Computer-Based Modeling (CCL) and the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO). Outside of academia, he  has worked for Red Hat Software and Anderson Consulting (now Accenture), and was also the cofounder of PracticeFields, LLC, a corporate education and consulting company that creates computer simulations and interactive board games of business problems. 

Research Interests

Professor Maroulis' research addresses problems involved with understanding the relationship between individual and collective behavior. This includes investigating implementation difficulties with strategic initiatives inside organizations, as well as modeling the emergence and evolution of markets and institutions. Much of his work examines these issues in the context of understanding why well-intentioned public policies so often provoke resistance and unanticipated responses by the system they are trying to improve, particularly in education.

Courses

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PAF 505 Public Policy Analysis
PAF 540 Adv Policy Analysis

Fall 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PAF 505 Public Policy Analysis

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PAF 471 Public Policy Analysis
PAF 505 Public Policy Analysis

Fall 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PAF 505 Public Policy Analysis

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PAF 505 Public Policy Analysis

Fall 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PAF 505 Public Policy Analysis

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. Frank, Kenneth A. Maroulis, Spiro Duong, Minh Kelcey, Ben. What Would it Take to Change an Inference? Using Rubin’s Causal Model to Interpret the Robustness of Causal Inferences. Education Evaluation and Policy Analysis (2013).

  2. Book chapter: Colyvas, Jeannette Maroulis, Spiro. Academic Laboratories and the Reproduction of Proprietary Science: Modeling Organizational Rules through Autocatalytic Networks. The Emergence of Organizations and Markets. Princeton University Press (2012).

  3. Book chapter: Frank, Kenneth Maroulis, Spiro Belman, Dale Kaplowitz, Michael. The Social Embeddedness of Natural Resource Extraction and Use in Small Fishing Communities. Sustainable Fisheries: Multi-level Approaches to a Global Problem. American Fisheries Society (2011).

  4. Maroulis, Spiro Guimera, Roger Petry, Hisham Gomez, Louis Amaral, L.A.N. Wilensky, Uri. Complex Systems View on Educational Policy Research. Science (2010).

  5. Maroulis, Spiro Gomez, Louis. Does ‘Connectedness’ Matter? Evidence from a Social Network Analysis within a Small School Reform. Teachers College Record (2008).

  6. Reiter, Stanley Maroulis, Spiro. Stable Processes of Exchange. Journal of Mathematical Economics (2008).

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Presentations

  1. Sirer, Irmak Maroulis, Spiro Guimera, Roger Wilensky, Uri Amaral, L.A.N. Student Enrollment Flows in Chicago Public Schools. Annual meeting of the Association for Public Policy and Management. (Nov 2013).
  2. Comfort, Louisa (Organizer) Panel: Measuring Change in Public Policy and Management Systems: An Iterative Causal Process. Annual meeting of the Association for Public Policy and Management. (Nov 2013).
  3. Colyvas, Jeannette Maroulis, Spiro Moving from an Exception to a Rule: Analyzing Mechanisms in Emergence-Based Institutionalization. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management Association. (Aug 2013).
  4. Maroulis, Spiro Wilensky, Uri Social and Task Interdependencies in the Street-Level Implementation of Innovation. Public Management Association Research Association Conference. (Jun 2013).
  5. Peter S. Wardrip, University of Pittsburgh R. Benjamin Shapiro, Tufts University Andrea Forte, Drexel University Spiro Maroulis, Arizona State University Karen Brennan, Harvard University Ricarose Roque, MIT CSCW and education: Viewing education as a site of work practice. 16th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. (Feb 2013).
  6. Maroulis, Spiro Wilensky, Uri Social and Task Interdependencies in the Frontline Implementation of Innovation. Annual Meeting of the Association for Public Policy and Management. (Nov 2012).
  7. Natalie Helbig (Chair) Simulation Based Studies of Workforce Development. Annual Meeting of the Association for Public Policy and Management. (Nov 2012).
  8. Maroulis, Spiro Using Agent-Based Modeling to Design and Interpret Social Experiments. Annual meeting of the Center for Complexity in Business. (Nov 2012).
  9. Maroulis, Spiro Using Simulation to Understand Consistency in Treatment Effects: An Application to School Choice. Annual meeting of the Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness. (Mar 2012).
  10. Kim, Yushim Johnston, Eric Maroulis, Spiro Agent-Based Modeling for Public Policy and Management. Annual meeting of the Association for Public Policy and Management. (Nov 2011).
  11. Robert Greenbaum (Chair) Network Analysis for Public and Nonprofit Management. Annual meeting of the Association for Public Policy and Management. (Nov 2011).

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Service

  1. Doctoral committee member for Hyunjung Ji, Committee Member (2012 - present)
  2. Undergraduate Committee, Undergraduate Director (2012 - present)
  3. ASU Decision Theater, Associate Director for Policy Informatics (2011 - present)
  4. Policy Challenge / "Startup America" initiative of White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Faculty Leader / Designer (2011 - 2013)

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