Gerald R. Ford Distinguished University Professor; Associate Vice President for Large-Scale Strategies, Office of Research; Executive Director, Bold Challenges; and Research Professor, Institute for Social Research
Arthur Lupia is the Gerald R Ford Distinguished University Professor at the University of Michigan. His research clarifies how people make decisions and form or break coalitions in complex, political environments.
He has held a wide range of leadership positions in science-focused institutions. From 2018-2022, Lupia served as Assistant Director of the National Science Foundation, leading its Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences Directorate. From 2019-2022, he co-chaired the government-wide Subcommittee on Open Science for the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy. Prior to working in government, his leadership positions included Chairperson of the Board of the Center for Open Science and Principal Investigator of the American National Election Studies.
Lupia is a member of the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Strategic Council for Research Excellence, Integrity, and Trust and an Advisory Board member for NASEM’s Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences.
Lupia has won NASEM’s William O. Baker Award for Initiatives in Research, is a recipient of Guggenheim and Carnegie Fellowships and is an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.