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Bio

Michael M. Crow became the sixteenth president of Arizona State University on July 1, 2002.  An academic leader and educator, designer of knowledge enterprises, and science and technology policy scholar, he is guiding the transformation of ASU into one of the nation’s leading public metropolitan research universities, an institution that combines the highest levels of academic excellence, inclusiveness to a broad demographic, and maximum societal impact—a model he terms the “New American University.”  Under his direction the nation’s youngest major research institution and largest university governed by a single administration pursues teaching, research, and creative excellence focused on the major challenges of our time, as well as those central to the quality of life, sustainable development, and economic competitiveness of Arizona and the nation.  He has committed the university to academic enterprise, transdisciplinarity, sustainability, social embeddedness, and global engagement, and championed initiatives leading to record levels of diversity in the student body. 

Under his leadership ASU has established more than a dozen new transdisciplinary schools and large-scale research initiatives such as the Biodesign Institute; Global Institute of Sustainability (GIOS), incorporating the School of Sustainability (SOS); Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative (CASI); Flexible Display Center; LightWorks; and initiatives in the humanities and social sciences, including the Center for the Study of Religion and Conflict.  During his tenure the university has nearly tripled research expenditures, completed an unprecedented infrastructure expansion, and announced the eight largest gifts in the history of the institution, including three $50 million gifts, endowing the W. P. Carey School of Business; Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering; and Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. 

Prior to joining ASU, Dr. Crow was executive vice provost of Columbia University, where he also was professor of science and technology policy in the School of International and Public Affairs.  As chief strategist of Columbia’s research enterprise, he led technology and innovation transfer operations, establishing Columbia Innovation Enterprises (renamed Science and Technology Ventures), the Columbia Strategic Initiative Program, and Columbia Digital Media Initiative, as well as advancing interdisciplinary program development.  He played the lead role in the creation of and served as the founding director of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, and in 1998 founded the Center for Science, Policy, and Outcomes (CSPO) in Washington, D.C., a consortium of scholars and policymakers dedicated to linking science and technology to optimal social, economic, and environmental outcomes.  In 2003, CSPO was reconstituted at ASU as the Consortium for Science, Policy, and Outcomes, based in both Phoenix and Washington. 

In national service, Dr. Crow has been an adviser to the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, and Energy, and various defense and intelligence agencies on matters of science and technology policy related to intelligence and national security.  A fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, and member of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship and Council on Foreign Relations, he is the author of books and articles relating to the design and analysis of knowledge enterprises, technology transfer, sustainable development, and science and technology policy.

Research Interests

Science and Technology Policy

University Design

Sustainability

Higher Education Reform

Knowledge Economy

Global Engagement

Social Embeddedness

 

Courses

Spring 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BIO 515 Science, Tech & Public Affairs
HON 494 Special Topics
PAF 547 Science, Tech & Public Affairs
SOS 516 Science, Tech & Public Affairs

Spring 2013

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BIO 515 Science, Tech & Public Affairs
HON 494 Special Topics
PAF 547 Science, Tech & Public Affairs
SOS 516 Science, Tech & Public Affairs

Spring 2012

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BIO 515 Science, Tech & Public Affairs
HON 494 Special Topics
PAF 547 Science, Tech & Public Affairs
SOS 516 Science, Tech & Public Affairs

Spring 2011

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BIO 515 Science, Tech & Public Affairs
HON 494 Special Topics
PAF 547 Science, Tech & Public Affairs
SOS 516 Science, Tech & Public Affairs

Spring 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
BIO 515 Science, Tech & Public Affairs
HON 494 Special Topics
PAF 547 Science, Tech & Public Affairs
SOS 516 Science, Tech & Public Affairs

Publications and Other Intellectual ContributionsGoogle Scholar

  1. Michael M. Crow. Citizen Science U.. Scientific American (2012).

  2. Michael M. Crow. Reinventing the Public Research University. Forum Futures (2012).

  3. Michael M. Crow, William Dabars. Knowledge Without Borders: American Research Universities in a Global Context. Cairo Review of Global Affairs (2012).

  4. Michael M. Crow. Time to Rethink the NIH. Nature (2011).

  5. Michael M. Crow. Differentiating America's Colleges and Universities: Institutional Innovation in Arizona. Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning (2010).

  6. Michael M. Crow. Organizing Teaching and Research to Address the Grand Challenges of Sustainable Development. Bioscience (American Institute of Biological Sciences (2010).

  7. Michael M. Crow. Toward Institutional Innovation in America's Colleges and Universities. Trusteeship (Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities (2010).

  8. Catherine Paradeise, Michael Crow. Une nouvelle université américaine?. Le Debaté: Histoire, Politique, Société (2009).

  9. Michael Crow. The Challenge for the Obama Administration Science Team. Issues in Science and Technology (2009).

  10. Michael Crow. Overcoming Stone Age Logic. Issues in Science and Technology (2008).

  11. Michael Crow, Mariko Silver. American Education Systems in a Global Context. Technology in Society (2008).

  12. Michael Crow. A Working Model of a New American University. Metropolitan Universities: An International Forum (2007).

  13. Michael Crow. Enterprise: The Path to Transformation for Emerging Public Universities. The Presidency (American Council on Education (2007).

  14. Michael Crow. None Dare Call it Hubris: The Limits of Knowledge. Issues in Science and Technology (2007).

  15. Michael Crow. Towards a Broader Definition of Public Service: Social Embeddedness and the New American University. Court Manager: The Journal of the National Association for Court Management (2007).

  16. J Colyvas, Michael Crow, A Geligns, A Mazzoleni, R Nelson, N Rosenberg, B Sampat. How Do University Inventions Get Into Practice?. Management Science (2002).

  17. Michael Crow, Christopher Tucker. The American Research University System as America's de facto Technology Policy. Science and Public Policy (2001).

  18. Book chapter: Crow, Michael M (Author) ,Sarewitz, Daniel (Author) . Nanotechnology and Societal Transformation. AAAS Science and Technology Policy Yearbook 2001. American Academy for the Advancement of Science (2001).

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Presentations

  1. Michael M. Crow The Humanities Under Threat?. Threats to Univeristies, Humanities, and Sciences Conference, British Academy. (Oct 2011).
  2. Michael M. Crow Universities and Transdisciplinary Education for Sustainability. University Corporation for Atmospheric Research. (Oct 2011).
  3. Michael M. Crow America's Public Universities: The Front Line to America's Economic Recovery and Competitiveness. Graduate College Distinguished Lecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. (Oct 2011).
  4. Michael M. Crow Toward a New American University. The Future of State Universities: The Next Ten Years. (Oct 2011).
  5. Michael M. Crow Social Innovation and Technology. Compass Summit 2011. (Oct 2011).
  6. Michael M. Crow Reinventing the University. Forum for the Future of Higher Education 2011 Aspen Symposium. (Jun 2011).
  7. Michael M. Crow Deisgning a University for America's Complex Future. Harvard University Program on Science, Technology, and Society - Kennedy School. (Nov 2010).
  8. Michael M. Crow Reconceptualizing Universities as Knowledge Enterprises: Toward Innovation, Differentiation, and Adaptation. Arizona State University/Dublin City University Summit on Reinventing the University. (Jun 2010).
  9. Michael M. Crow Engineering in the Service of the Nation. National Academy of Engineering Phoenix Grand Challenges Summit. (Apr 2010).
  10. Michael M. Crow Toward Entrepreneurial Universities. Entrepreneurial University Leadership Program, Saïd School of Business. (Feb 2010).
  11. Michael M. Crow Toward Institutional Innovation in America's Colleges and Universities. Association of Governing Boards Foundation Leadership Forum. (Jan 2010).
  12. Michael M. Crow Mobilizing a World-Class Energy Workforce. National Energy Summit and International Dialogue, Council on Competitiveness. (Sep 2009).
  13. Michael M. Crow The Research University as Comprehensive Knowledge Enterprise: The Reconceptualization of Arizona State University as a Prototype for a New American University. Seventh Glion Colloquium: The Role of the Research University in an Innoation-Driven Global Society. (Jun 2009).
  14. Michael M. Crow The University of the Future and Sustainable Development. Institut des Hautes Etudes pour la Science et la Technologie: Vers une Nouvelle Université. (Jun 2009).
  15. Michael M. Crow A Matter of Excellence and Access: Economic Mobility and Higher Education. Milken Institute Global Conference. (Apr 2009).
  16. Micheal M. Crow Hope, Change, and Affirmation: New Values to Guide Institutional Innovation in American Higher Education. College Board. (Nov 2008).
  17. Michael M. Crow Toward Sustainable Development. Arizona State University Sustainability Summit. (Sep 2008).
  18. Michael M. Crow Building an Entrepreneurial University. Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation-Max Planck Institute Summit on Entrepreneurship Research and Policy. (Jun 2008).
  19. Michael M. Crow The New American University and the Spirit of Academic Enterprise: Redefining Excellence, Access, and Impact for Public Higher Education. Ministére de l'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche. (Jun 2008).
  20. Michael M. Crow Opportunities and Limits in the Creation of Useful Knowledge for Sustainable Development. Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia of the National Academy of Sciences. (Apr 2008).
  21. Michael M. Crow Sustainability as an Interface Problem. Annual Science Board, Santa Fe Institute. (Apr 2008).
  22. Michael M. Crow The University at a Crossroads: How Higher Education Can Meet the Demand of Today's Entrepreneurial Community. Milken Institute Global Conference. (Apr 2008).
  23. Michael M. Crow Perpetual Innovation: Universities and Regional Economic Development. Annual Conference of the International Economic Development Council. (Sep 2007).
  24. Michael M. Crow The New American University: Redefining Excellence, Access, and Impact in the American Public Research University. Sixteenth Annual European Access Network Conference. (Jun 2007).
  25. Michael M. Crow A Focus on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Prosperity. Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Economic Prosperity. (Jun 2007).
  26. Michael M. Crow University Design for the Twenty-First Century: The Case for Sustainability. International University Presidents Forum. (May 2007).
  27. Michael M. Crow American Research Universities During the Long Twilight of the Stone Age. Rocky Mountain Sustainability Summit. (Feb 2007).
  28. Crow, Michael Global Engagement and the American Research University. Phoenix Committee on Foreign Relations. (Sep 2006).
  29. Crow, Michael Preparing America for the Future. Workforce Innovations 2006, U.S. Department of Labor. (Jul 2006).
  30. Crow, Michael Agency to Enterprise: Rethinking University Trajectory. President's Speakers Series. (Apr 2006).
  31. Crow, Michael Nanotechnology and Society. (Jan 2006).
  32. Crow, Michael Towards Consensus Regarding the Value of Higher Education in Arizona. East Valley Think Tank. (Sep 2005).
  33. Crow, Michael A Critical Inflection Point: The New Molecular Technologies, Healthcare, and Economic Development in Arizona. 'Meds and Eds' Luncheon. (Sep 2005).
  34. Crow, Michael The New Competitive Global Environment. Tempe Chamber of Commerce Annual Luncheon. (Jun 2005).
  35. Crow, Michael Education, Innovation, Free Enterprise, Global Competitiveness. Economic Club of Phoenix. (May 2005).
  36. Crow, Michael Implementing Four Academic Platforms. Downtown Campus Planning Retreat. (May 2005).
  37. Crow, Michael How Competitive is Arizona?. APS Quarterly Leadership Forum. (Dec 2004).
  38. Crow, Michael Towards Diversity in Our Institutions. Educating for a Diverse America. (Jan 2004).
  39. Crow, Michael Building a Comprehensive Metropolitan Research University. Spring Semester 2004 Academic Assembly. (Jan 2004).
  40. Crow, Michael The Academy as Social Change Driver. 'Rethinking Science Policy: Analytical Frameworks for Evidence-Based Policy,' STRATA Programme of the European Commission. (Mar 2002).

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Service

  1. SparksLabs Honorary Advisory Board, Advisor (2012 - present)
  2. National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, U.S. Department of Commerce, Presidential Appointee (2012 - present)
  3. National LambdaRail Chairman's Advisory Council, Chair (2011 - present)
  4. Tucson Regional Economic Authority, Member (2011 - present)
  5. Arizona Commerce Authority, Member (2010 - present)
  6. Stardust Foundation, Board Member (2007 - present)
  7. Innovation America Task Force, National Governors Association, Washington DC, Board Member (2006 - present)
  8. National Academy of Public Administration, Fellow (2006 - present)
  9. Council for Aid to Education, New York, Board of Trustees (2005 - present)
  10. Council on Foreign Relations, New York, Board Member (2005 - present)
  11. Urban Land Institute, Washington, DC, Board Member (2005 - present)
  12. Advisory Board, James Martin Institute for Science and Civilization, University of Oxford, Member (2004 - present)
  13. Board of Trustees, Internet2, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Member (2004 - present)
  14. Business-Higher Education Forum, Washington, DC, Board Member (2004 - present)
  15. Aquila, Inc., Kansas City, Missouri, Board of Directors (2003 - present)
  16. Arizona Technology Enterprises (AzTE), Tempe, Arizona, Board of Directors (2003 - present)
  17. Board of Trustees, ASU Foundation, Tempe, Arizona, Board of Directors (2002 - present)
  18. Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Phoenix, Arizona, Board of Directors (2002 - present)
  19. Greater Phoenix Leadership, Phoenix, Arizona, Board of Directors (2002 - present)
  20. Translational Genomics Research Institute, Phoenix, Arizona, Board of Directors (2002 - present)
  21. In-Q-Tel, Inc. Washington, DC, Chair and Director (1999 - present)
  22. Pacific-10 Conference (becoming the Pacific-12 conference in 2011), Chair (2009 - 2011)
  23. American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment, Chair (2007 - 2010)
  24. Arizona Economic Resource Organization, Board Member (2007 - 2009)
  25. National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges and CICEP, Board Member and Chairman (2007 - 2009)
  26. Arizona State Board of Education, Phoenix, Arizona, Board of Directors (2003 - 2007)
  27. Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine, Trustee (2001 - 2006)
  28. Fathom Global Network, Inc., New York, New York, Chair and Director (2000 - 2002)

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