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Spiro Maroulis

Spiro Maroulis is an Assistant Professor at the School of Public Affairs, and the Associate Director for Policy Informatics at the Decision Theater. His research addresses problems involved with understanding the relationship between individual and collective behavior. This includes investigating implementation difficulties with strategic initiatives inside organizations, as well as modeling the emergence and evolution of markets and institutions.

Prior to coming to ASU, Professor Maroulis was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Enterprise and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Ford Center for Global Citizenship at the Kellogg School of Management. He received his B.S.E from Duke University, M.P.P. from Harvard University, and Ph.D. from Northwestern University, where he was also a member of the Center for Connected Learning and Computer-Based Modeling (CCL) and the Northwestern Institute on Complex Systems (NICO). Outside of academia, he has worked for Red Hat Software and Anderson Consulting (now Accenture), and was also the cofounder of PracticeFields, LLC, a corporate education and consulting company that creates computer simulations and interactive board games of business systems — an approach he now enthusiastically applies to policy problems in his work at the Decision Theater.