Robert E. Page Jr.

University Provost; Foundation Chair of Life Sciences
Robert E. Page, Jr.
Phone: (480) 965-1288
Office: Fulton Center Suite 145
Education: PhD, University of California, Davis
Curriculum Vitae: page_r_cv.pdf
Faculty Group: Human Dimensions
Expertise: Invertebrates

Robert E. Page Jr. is the University Provost and Foundation Chair of Life Sciences at Arizona State University. Dean Page joined ASU in 2004 after 15 years on the faculty of the UC-Davis where he served as chair of entomology.

His background is in behavior and population genetics. Page’s current research focuses on the evolution of complex social behavior. Using the honey bee as a model, Page has dissected bees’ complex foraging division of labor at all levels of biological organization — from gene networks to complex social interactions.

Provost Page is charged with the stewardship of Arizona State University. He is building on his work as the Founding Director of ASU’s School of Life Sciences, where he launched the university’s first fully integrated, interdisciplinary academic unit. He also served as Vice Provost and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Select Publications

  • R. E. Page. 2013. The Spirit of the Hive: the mechanisms of social evolution. Harvard University Press, Cambridge.
  • R. E. Page, O. Rüppell, and G. V. Amdam. In press. Genetics of reproduction and regulation of honey bee (Apis mellifera L.) social behavior. Annual Review of Genetics.
  • R. E. Page. 2012. The Spirit of the Hive and How a Superorganism Evolves. In: G.C. Galizia et al. (eds.), Honeybee Neurobiology and Behavior: A Tribute to Randolf Menzel, Springer Science+Business Media B.V. pp. 3-16.
  • R. E. Page. 2010. The “spirit of the hive” and how a superorganism evolves. In” Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie Der Wissenschaften Jahrbuch 2009, Akademie Verlag, 513-532. [Ernst Mayer Lecture]
  • Amdam, G. V. and R. E. Page. 2010. The developmental genetics and physiology of honeybee societies. Animal Behavior 79: 973-980.
  • Page, R. E., T. A. Linksvayer, and G. V. Amdam. 2009. Social life from solitary regulatory networks: a paradigm for insect sociality. In: Organization of Insect Societies, J. Gadua and J. Fewell, eds., Harvard University Press, Cambridge, 357-376.