Michael M.
Crow

Educator

Michael writes about: Education, Technology

Dr. Michael M. Crow is an educator, knowledge enterprise architect, science and technology policy scholar, and higher education leader. He became the 16th president of Arizona State University (ASU) in July 2002 and has spearheaded ASU’s rapid and groundbreaking transformative evolution into one of the world’s best public metropolitan research universities. As a model “New American University,” ASU simultaneously demonstrates comprehensive excellence, inclusivity representative of the ethnic and socioeconomic diversity of the United States, and consequential societal impact.

Lauded as the “#1 most innovative” school in the nation by US News & World Report, ASU is a student-centric, technology-enabled university focused on complex global challenges related to sustainability, economic competitiveness, social embeddedness, entrepreneurship, and global engagement. Under Crow’s leadership, ASU has established 24 new transdisciplinary schools, including the School of Earth and Space Exploration, the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the School of Human Evolution and Social Change, and launched trailblazing multidisciplinary initiatives including the Biodesign Institute, the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, and important initiatives in the humanities and social sciences.

An elected fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the National Academy of Public Administration, and member of the Council on Foreign Relations and US Department of Commerce National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Crow is also the author of Designing the New American University and the forthcoming The Fifth Wave. Previous to his tenure at ASU, he was executive vice provost of Columbia University and professor of science and technology policy there.

What we need to do is figure out how to educate across the spectrum of society.

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