Bachelor, University Iowa, Iowa City, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1978.
He took over the post on October 1, 2012. Previously, he served as the President of the University of Oregon from July 2009 until November 2011. In 1978, he earned his Doctorate in Sanskrit from the University of Pennsylvania.
After spending time in India, Lariviere built an impressive academic career around the country’s languages, histories, religions and culture.
He has published articles and several books on Indian legal history. He reads eight languages and speaks French and Hindi.
He has conducted research in London, Oxford, Calcutta, Poona Kathmandu, Tokyo, Beijing, Lahore, Munich, Colombo and Madras, and many smaller cities. Prior to serving as the president and Chief Executive Officer of Field Museum, Lariviere was the President of the University of Oregon (UO) from July 1, 2009 through November 2011.
During his tenure there, he cultivated the University"s growing reputation for innovation in the classroom and in research, sharpening the University"s focus on sustainability and international partnerships.
Before arriving at Oregon, Lariviere was Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost at the University of Kansas from 2006 to 2009, and Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Texas at Austin from 1999 to 2006. Lariviere also served as the inaugural Associate Vice President for International Programs at Utah Austin. Additionally, Lariviere has had a successful career as a consultant for American and Indian companies in information technology and business process outsourcing.
He also served on corporate boards in the Information Technology industry in Europe and India.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts in History of Religion from the University of Iowa in 1972, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Lariviere is a Fellow of the Institute for Innovation, Creativity & Capital in Austin (IC² Institute), a life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain, a life Member of the American Oriental Society, and a Founding Member of the Society for Design and Process Science.
Married Janis Anne Worcester, June 5, 1971. 1 child, Anne Elizabeth.