Luke Tate serves as Managing Director of the Office of Applied Innovation at Arizona State University. His team leverages emerging scientific, technological, design, and policy innovations to expand access to educational and economic opportunity. He is also Professor of Practice in ASU’s School for the Future of Innovation in Society, the executive director of the ASU-Helios Decision Center for Educational Excellence, and a non-resident fellow at the Urban Institute. He is a member of the Phoenix Business and Workforce Development Board. He recently served on the Biden Presidential Transition Team.
Prior to joining ASU, Luke served as Special Assistant to the President for Economic Mobility on President Obama’s White House Domestic Policy Council, where he ran a team working on economic mobility, urban policy, poverty, technology and access to opportunity, open data, housing, homelessness, and long-term disaster recovery. He previously served at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as senior advisor for urban policy, and as special assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Luke was a member of the Obama Presidential Transition Team. Prior to joining the Obama Administration, he did community development and educational work in Nicaragua, and worked on community policy in the Office of the Governor of Arizona. He grew up in central Phoenix, Arizona and is a graduate of Harvard University.