Most of my adminstrative energy has been focused on innovation, program growth, and structural transformation. After joining ASU in 2006, I founded the Center for Global Health and continue to support it as Founding Director. One of my lasting efforts was to design and launch what was the country's first (and still largest) undergraduate program in global health, with half of all graduating sudents from historically underrepresented groups.
One of my favorite university leadership roles was directing the incredible School of Human Evolution and Social Change (SHESC) for some eight years. It was an amazing administrative ride, through massive recession-related budget cuts that spurred entrepreneurial innovation and included rolling out multiple new immersion and online degrees; it ended with Anthropology at ASU being ranked #1 in the US for both research scale (NSF HERD) and faculty productivity (CWUR) even as our number of majors simultaneously doubled.
I also served as ASU's Associate Vice President for Social Science for four years from 2014-18, another period of exciting growth in otherwise uncertain times that took the university's NSF HERD national ranking in social science from #15 to #4.
More recently, I have been focused on administrative leadership beyond campus, through supporting international organizations and activities. Currently I am Senior Editor for Social Science and Medicine (SSM). In this role I am able to provide focused support to emerging, international, and other historically under-represented scholars -- advancing the next generation of health social science research.
Also, I recently served as President of the Human Biology Association, an amazing international scholarly society supporting diverse emerging and established human biologists from across the globe.