Scott E. Page serves as Leonid Hurwicz Collegiate Professor of Complex Systems, Political Science, and Economics at U-M and at the Santa Fe Institute. His research focuses on complex systems and diversity in social systems. He is the author of three books including The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies, and more than seventy-five research papers in economics, political science, sociology, psychology, philosophy, physics, public health, geography, computer science, and management. He has filmed two video series for The Great Courses, and his online course Model Thinking has attracted over three quarters of a million participants. A frequent public speaker to corporations and government agencies including NASA, Bloomberg, Google, Boeing, the IMF, Genentech, Gilead, the United States Federal Reserve, and Pimco, Scott has been a featured speaker at The New York Times New Work Sumitt, Google Re:Work, The World Economic Forum – Davos and The Aspen Ideas Festival. In addition to his teaching, Scott has consulted with Yahoo! Ford, DARPA, Procter and Gamble, and AB InBev. He has been the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship as well as fellowship at the Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford. In 2011, he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.