Professor of Science and Society, Arizona State University

Dan has devoted the past 25 years to cultivating ideas, public discussions and policy tools aimed at improving the potential for scientific and technological advance to contribute to social progress. His current projects include an exploration of the harmonies between science and religion. He is a regular contributing columnist to Nature magazine, and editor of the magazine Issues in Science and Technology ( His article “Saving Science,” an extended analysis of the multiple challenges facing the scientific enterprise, appeared in The New Atlantis in August 2016. He is professor of science and society in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, and co-director and co-founder of the Consortium for Science, Policy and Outcomes, at Arizona State University,