Michael Crow

  • Arizona State University

Michael Crow is president of Arizona State University, a position he has held since 2002. During his tenure, ASU has established interdisciplinary research initiatives such as the Biodesign Institute, the Global Institute of Sustainability (GIOS), and more than a dozen new interdisciplinary schools. ASU also has dramatically expanded its academic infrastructure and student body, and doubled its research expenditures. Michael was previously vice provost of Columbia University, where he oversaw Columbia’s research enterprise and technology transfer operations. He is the author of several books and articles on science and technology policy and the design of knowledge enterprises. His most recent publications include “Beyond the new normal in American higher education: toward perpetual innovation,” a chapter in Smart Leadership for Higher Education in Troubled Times (2011), edited by David Breneman and Paul Yakoboski, and “The Research University as Comprehensive Knowledge Enterprise: A Prototype for a New American University,” a chapter in University Research for Innovation (2010), edited by Luc Weber and James Duderstadt. Michael is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He earned his Ph.D. in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.