When the CSDC first began its activities in 2006, we asked for faculty input on our mission, research agenda, and collaborative events. This was extraordinarily beneficial for initiating the CSDC's activities during its startup period. Since that time, the Center has become an increasingly successful and dynamic place because of the level and quality of faculty participation. Building on those successes, in 2008, we sought regular and formal input from a broader group of faculty to help us meet our goals. We established a core faculty for the Center for Social Dynamics & Complexity to guide this next phase of its scholarly development.

 

Core faculty members have a number of privileges and responsibilities. First and foremost, the policies and programs of the CSDC are guided by its core faculty, much like faculty guide the programs and policies of academic units. We hold regular faculty meetings where our core faculty collaboratively design center research and intellectual activities. Core faculty are invited to make regular use of the CSDC facilities for research team meetings, seminars, and student groups. The Center also serves as an intellectual “refuge” where they are free to think about new ideas and approaches, and to discuss them with a broadly interdisciplinary group of colleagues. 

 

Members of our 2017-18 Core Faculty

Polemnia Amazeen, Department of Psychology

Dieter Armbruster, Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Brad Armendt, School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies

Michael Barton, School of Human Evolution and Social Change

Robert Boyd, School of Human Evolution and Social Change

Shauna BurnSilver, School of Human Evolution and Social Change

Paul Cassell, Center for Jewish Studies

Juergen Gadau, School of Life Sciences

Jennifer Fewell, School of Life Sciences

William Griffin, School of Social and Family Dynamics

Jon Harrison, School of Life Sciences

Michael Hechter, School of Politics and Global Studies

Kim Hill, School of Human Evolution and Social Change

Bert Höelldobler, School of Life Sciences

Daniel Hruschka, School of Human Evolution and Social Change

Marco Janssen, School of Human Evolution and Social Change

Erik Johnston, School of Public Affairs

Michelle Jordan, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College

Douglas Kenrick, Department of Psychology

Manfred Laubichler, School of Life Sciences

Juergen Liebig, School of Life Sciences

José Lobo, School of Sustainability

Manjana MilkoreitJulie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

Rachata Muneepeerakul, School of Sustainability

Steven Neuberg, Department of Psychology

Robert Page, School of Life Sciences / University Provost

Theodore (Ted) Pavlic, School of Life Sciences

Charles Perreault, School of Human Evolution and Social Change

Steve Pratt, School of Life Sciences

Hessam Sarjoughian, Department of Computer Science & Engineering

David Schaefer, School of Human Evolution and Social Change

Michael Schoon, School of Sustainability

Shade Shutters, School of Sustainability

Joan Silk, School of Human Evolution and Social Change

David Siroky, School of Politics and Global Studies

Brian Smith, School of Life Sciences (Director)

Michael Smith, School of Human Evolution and Social Change

Sander van der Leeuw, Consortium for Biosocial Complex Systems (Director) / CAS@ASU (Director)

Sara Walker, School of Earth & Space Exploration

Members of our 2017-18 Gradute Faculty