Scott E. Page has been appointed the John Seely Brown Distinguished University Professor of Complexity, Social Science, and Management. He also is the Williamson Family Professor of Business Administration, professor of management and organizations, Stephen M. Ross School of Business; professor of political science, professor of complex systems, and professor of economics, LSA.
Scott directs or helps direct three large projects at the University of Michigan. He is the principal investigator for the IDEAS NSF IGERT grant, a principal investigator for Project SLUCE, and NSF bio-complexity grant, and the director of Project Diversity, an interdisciplinary effort to understand the theoretical implications of diversity that is funded by the James S. McDonnell Foundation and the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching. Scott belongs to several research teams, including the MacArthur Foundation’s working group on economic inequality and social interactions.
The Distinguished University Professorships recognize exceptional scholarly and/or creative achievements, national and international reputation, superior teaching and mentoring, and an impressive record of service. In creating these positions in 1947, the Board of Regents intended that Distinguished University Professors be recognized for their great contributions to the University and the nation. Each Distinguished University Professorship bears a special name, determined by the appointive professor in consultation with her or his dean. The duration of the appointment is unlimited, and the title—without the salary and research supplements—may be retained after retirement. In addition, newly appointed Distinguished University Professors are expected to deliver an inaugural lecture during the first year of appointment. These are the University’s most prestigious professorships.