Spiro Maroulis is an Assistant Professor at the School of Public Affairs, and the Associate Director for Policy Informatics at the ASU Decision Theater. Recent education-related research projects include investigating the barriers to innovation implementation in schools, estimating the effect of student social networks on academic performance, and studying the dynamics of market-based reforms in education. Prior to coming to ASU, Spiro was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Social Enterprise at the Kellogg School of Management, where he designed and taught a course in educational entrepreneurship. He received his B.S.E from Duke University, M.P.P. from Harvard University, and Ph.D. from Northwestern University. Outside of academia, he has worked for Red Hat Software and Anderson Consulting (now Accenture), and was also the cofounder of PracticeFields, LLC, a corporate education and consulting company that creates computer simulations and interactive board games of business problems.