Center for Smart Cities and Regions



CSCR Directors

Di Bowman

Associate Professor Diana Bowman Dr. Bowman is an Associate Professor in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, where she serves as Associate Dean for International Engagement and the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, where she serves as Associate Director for Students, at Arizona State University. Her research analyzes and informs the development of smarter governance and regulation of innovation in order to simultaneously enhance creativity, improve public health, and stimulate deliberation of the ethical, legal, and societal dimensions of emerging technologies.

Thad Miller

Assistant Professor Thaddeus Miller, PhD Dr. Miller is an Assistant Professor at the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and The Polytechnic School at Arizona State University. He collaborates with interdisciplinary teams of researchers and practitioners to enable cities to leverage science and technology to meet policy goals and community needs. He is on the Executive Management Team for the National Science Foundation funded Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network, and co-PI of the NSF-funded STIR Cities project. His recent book, Reconstructing Sustainability Science: Knowledge and Action for a Sustainable Future, part of the Earthscan Routledge Science in Society Series, examines how scientists can navigate epistemic and normative tensions to link knowledge to social action.

Erik Johnson

Associate Professor Erik Johnston, PhD. Dr. Johnston is an Associate Professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society and the Director of Policy Informatics at the Decision Theater at Arizona State University. Johnston’s research focuses on open governance and policy informatics, the study of how computational and communication technology is leveraged to specifically understand and and realize innovations in communities, governance processes, and information interventions. At its simplest, his work tries to reduce the gaps between knowledge creation and use. Johnston earned a Ph.D. in Information and Complex System Certificate from the University of Michigan where he was a two-time NSF IGERT fellow. He holds an M.B.A. and an M.S. in Information Technology as well as a B.S. in Psychology and Computer Science from the University of Denver. His work has been supported by the National Science Foundation, MacArthur Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Helios Foundation, Arizona Board of Regents, American Academy of Diplomacy, US Army, and Virginia G. Piper Trust.

Center members and affiliates

Associate Professor Cynthia Selin, PhD
Assistant Research Professor Heather Ross, PhD
Professor of Practice Luke Tate
Clinical Associate Professor, Mahmud Farooque
Assistant Research Professor Lauren Keeler, PhD
Assistant Research Professor Margaret Hinrichs, PhD
Assistant Professor David Hondula, PhD
Assistant Professor Kathleen Pine, PhD
Assistant Professor Mai Trinh, PhD
Assistant Research Professor Kathryn Noonan, PhD
Research Scientist Shade Shutters, PhD
Postdoctoral Scholar John Harlow, PhD