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Associate Dean, College of Global Futures, Arizona State University

Andrew Maynard is a scientist, author, and professor in Arizona State University’s College of Global Futures where he studies the future and how our actions influence it. His most recent books include Films from the Future: The Technology and Morality of Sci-Fi Movies, and Future Rising: A Journey from the Past to the Edge of Tomorrow.

Dr. Maynard is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, serves as co-chair of the Institute for the Advancement of Nutrition and Food Science (IAFNS) Board of Trustees, is a member of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research President’s Research Council, has served on a number of National Academies of Sciences committees, and has testified before congressional committees on several occasions. Trained as a physicist, his work cuts across disciplinary boundaries as it focuses on the ethical and socially responsible development and use of new technologies.

Since 2008 he has worked closely with the World Economic Forum on socially beneficial innovation, including chairing and serving on a number of Global Agenda Councils/Global Future Councils, and contributing to the WEF annual list of top ten emerging Technologies.

His work has appeared in publications ranging from The Conversation, The Washington Post and Scientific American, to Slate, Salon, and OneZero. He also co-hosts the podcasts Mission: Interplanetary and Future Rising.

Dr. Maynard is also Associate Dean in the ASU College of Global Futures

Experience

  • 2020–present
    Associate Dean, College of Global Futures, Arizona State University
  • 2017–present
    Director, ASU Risk Innovation Nexus
  • 2016–present
    Chair, ASU Master of Science & Technology Policy
  • 2015–present
    Professor, School for the Future of Innovation and Society, Arizona State University
  • 2015–present
    Director, Risk Innovation Lab, ASU
  • 2010–2015
    Director, UM Risk Science Center
  • 2010–2015
    Professor of Environmental Health Science, University of Michigan
  • 2012–2014
    Chair, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Michigan
  • 2012–2014
    Chair, department of Environmental Health Science, University of Michigan
  • 2005–2010
    Chief Science Advisor, Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Education

  • 1993 
    University of Cambridge, UK, PhD Physics
  • 1987 
    Birmingham University, UK, BSc Physics

Publications

  • 2016
    Too many to list, See ORCID link

Honours

Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science