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Professor Scott E. Page, Ph.D.

Professor Scott E. Page
  • University of Michigan
  • Northwestern University
Putting together this course proved fun and challenging. Our goal of exploring the benefits (and costs) of diversity required us to go deep, but we also wanted to reach a wide audience.

Dr. Scott E. Page is Leonid Hurwicz Collegiate Professor of Political Science, Complex Systems, and Economics at the University of Michigan, where he has taught since 2000. The holder of a master's degree in Mathematics from the University of Wisconsin and a Ph.D. in Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences from Northwestern University, Professor Page has also been Professor of Economics at the California Institute of Technology and at the University of Iowa. For the past 15 years, he has maintained an active involvement with the Santa Fe Institute-the interdisciplinary think tank recognized as the nerve center of research into complexity theory-where he is an external faculty member. His many honors as both scholar and educator include teaching awards earned at Cal Tech, Northwestern, and Michigan. The author of The Difference: How the Power of Diversity Creates Better Groups, Firms, Schools, and Societies and the coauthor of Complex Adaptive Systems: An Introduction to Computational Models of Social Life, Professor Page has also lectured, consulted, and published across a diverse range of disciplines, including economics, political science, ecology, physics, management, public health, and computer science.


"I could not stop learning from Dr. Page!! This lecture set is captivating in both the delivery and topic substance. The professor is brilliant, thorough, and someone I will continue to follow at the Great Courses."


"Professor Page is down to earth, engaging, and an excellent presenter who uses vivid, accessible examples from many fields of study. "