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Rick.Shangraw@asu.edu

Chief Executive Officer
Arizona State University
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(480)965-7393

Bio

Dr. R.F. “Rick” Shangraw Jr., is the chief executive officer of the ASU Foundation for A New American University. Prior to joining the foundation in October 2011, he served as ASU’s senior vice president for the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development and director of the Global Institute of Sustainability. As senior vice president for OKED he was responsible for ASU’s growing annual $350 million research portfolio, which placed ASU among the top 20 research institutions in the country without medical schools. As director of the Global Institute of Sustainability, Shangraw oversaw the institute’s research, education and problem-solving initiatives, with a special focus on urban environments.

Since taking the helm as the foundation CEO, Shangraw has directed a team of more than 100 fundraising professionals that has generated nearly $400 million in new investments and commitments in support of ASU. In addition, for two consecutive years (2012, 2013), the foundation has been awarded the premier four-star rating from Charity Navigator, the country’s largest and most respected evaluator of nonprofit organizations.

Shangraw serves on the boards of several programs and institutes, including the McCain Institute for International Leadership, the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and The Sustainability Consortium, and he chairs the board of directors of the ASU Foundation’s Arizona Technology Enterprises.

Before joining ASU he was founder and CEO of Project Performance Corporation, a research and technology consulting firm specializing in environmental, energy and information management issues. During his tenure, PPC received the Inc. 500 Award for being one of the fastest-growing, privately-held companies in the United States.

He has a Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, in political science and a certificate in environmental studies from Dickinson College; a Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University; and a doctorate from the Maxwell School, with a specialization in technology and information policy and organization design.

Currently, Shangraw holds professor of practice appointments with ASU’s School of Public Affairs within the College of Public Programs and the School of Sustainability.

Research Interests

Dr. Shangraw's research interests include policy informatics, large-scale project risk and uncertainty, research policy, and managerial decision making.

Courses

Fall 2014

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
HED 598 Special Topics

Research Activity Research Awards

  1. Webber,Andrew Neil * , Ganesh,Tirupalavanam Gopal , Ganesh,Tirupalavanam Gopal , Miller,Clark Anson , Miller,Clark Anson , Shangraw Jr,Ralph Frederick , Webber,Andrew Neil * , Allison,Maria Teresa , Ganesh,Tirupalavanam Gopal , Ganesh,Tirupalavanam Gopal , Shangraw Jr,Ralph Frederick , . Bisgrove Postdoctoral Scholars and Leadership Academy. SFAz (4/1/2010 - 10/7/2011).
  2. Webber,Andrew Neil * , Allison,Maria Teresa , Ganesh,Tirupalavanam Gopal , Shangraw Jr,Ralph Frederick , . Science Foundation Arizona Graduate Research Fellows K-12/Industry Programs at Arizona State University. ASU FDN (6/30/2009 - 6/29/2011).
  3. Shangraw Jr,Ralph Frederick * . Aerospace Planning grant. SFAz (8/1/2008 - 8/31/2009).
  4. Webber,Andrew Neil * Allison,Maria Teresa Brett,Joan F Shangraw Jr,Ralph Frederick . Science Foundation Arizona Graduate Research Fellowships at Arizona State University (2008). SFAz (8/1/2008 - 8/14/2011).
  5. Shangraw Jr,Ralph Frederick * Graf,Gary L . Dubai AeroSpace - Decision Theater Demonstration Project.. DUBAI AEROSPACE ENTERPRISES (5/15/2007 - 6/30/2008).
  6. Webber,Andrew Neil * Shangraw Jr,Ralph Frederick . Science Foundation Arizona Graduate Research Fellowships at Arizona State University. SFAz (2/2/2007 - 8/14/2011).
  7. Shangraw Jr,Ralph Frederick * . East Valley Water Forum: Drought Planning. EAST VALLEY WATER FORUM (11/1/2006 - 6/30/2008).
  8. Shangraw Jr,Ralph Frederick * . New York University Gaming Camp. NEW YORK UNIV (7/10/2006 - 8/11/2006).
  9. Shangraw Jr,Ralph Frederick * Balling,Robert C Castillo-Chavez,Carlos Razdan,Anshuman . West Nile Virus Transmission Model. AZ DEPT OF HEALTH SERVICES (3/1/2006 - 2/28/2007).

* principal investigator

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