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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. He previously served as Senior Vice President for the Office of Knowledge Enterprise Development (OKED) at Arizona State University. Shangraw also served as Director of the Global Institute of Sustainability (GIOS).  As Senior Vice President, Shangraw oversaw ASU’s growing annual $350 million research portfolio which ranked as one of the top 20 research institutions in the country without a medical school. ASU’s major interdisciplinary research institutes and initiatives reported to Shangraw including the Biodesign Institute, Flexible Display Center, LightWorks, Complex Adaptive Systems Initiative and Decision Theater.  As Director of GIOS, Shangraw oversaw the Institute’s research, education, and problem-solving initiatives, with a special focus on urban environments.

Shangraw's research interests include policy informatics, large-scale project risk and uncertainty, research policy, and managerial decision making. He previously served as ASU's Associate Vice President for Strategic Research and as the founding Executive Director of ASU's Decision Theatre, a state-of-the-art center using visualization, simulation and modeling, and collaboration tools to address complex public policy issues.

Prior to joining ASU, Shangraw was the founder and CEO of Project Performance Corporation (PPC), 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. Before starting PPC, Shangraw held a tenure-track appointment in the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs and an affiliated appointment with the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University. He currently holds Professor of Practice appointments with ASU's School of Public Affairs within the College of Public Programs and with the School of Sustainability.

He has a B.A., magna cum laude, in Political Science and a Certificate in Environmental Studies from Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania; a Master of Public Administration degree from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University; and he earned his Ph.D. from the Maxwell School with a specialization in Technology and Information Policy and Organization Design.

Research Interests

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

Courses

Spring 2010

Courses Taught This Semester
Course Number Course Title
PAF 501 Public Service Research I

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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