Speaker's BiographyMichael Crow
President, Arizona State University
Michael Crow became president of Arizona State University in 2002. Since then, he has designed the transformation of ASU into a highly innovative, high-speed adaptive knowledge enterprise that combines academic excellence, inclusiveness and societal impact - a model he terms the "New American University." During his tenure, ASU has established major new transdisciplinary schools and research initiatives, and witnessed an unprecedented academic infrastructure expansion, the tripling of research expenditures and the attainment of record levels of diversity. He was previously executive vice provost and professor of science policy at Columbia University. A fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, he is the author of books and articles analyzing knowledge enterprises and science and technology policy. He also is founding director and chairman of In-Q-Tel.