About ASU Media Relations and Strategic Communications

Through our team of internal newsroom reporters and editors, media and public relations veterans
and a full-service creative team, we tell and share the stories of one of the largest public 
research universities in the country. Our goal is to create content for, distribute content
to, and manage relationships with internal and external audiences around the globe. 

Email us at mediarelations@asu.edu or call us at [CURRENT_PHONE]

Featured experts

Scroll through our list of ASU faculty whose expertise aligns with today’s headlines and global conversations. Click on the experts' names to learn more about their expertise and recent media articles.
William Graves is a professor in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts and director of accelerator science at The Biodesign Institute. Graves is an expert in x-ray light sources using electrons and laser pulses that can help scientists explore microscopic structures.
Jesenia Pizarro-Terrill is an associate professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. She researches factors around gun violence - the who, when, where and why.
James Sulikowski is a professor and associate director in the School of Mathematical and Natural Sciences. He studies the behavior and health of sharks, sturgeons and other large fish.
Liesel Sharabi is an assistant professor in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication. Sharabi is an expert in communication, interpersonal relationships and digital culture.
Petra Fromme is the center director and professor for the Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery. Fromme studies the structure-to-function relationship of membrane proteins through bioenergy and disease.
Calvin Schermerhorn is a professor in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies. Schermerhorn is a historian of capitalism, slavery and African American inequality.
Katina Michael is a professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society. She explores the ethical, legal and social implications of implant technology for medical and non-medical use.
Rashad Shabazz is an associate professor in the School of Social Transformation. Shabazz's academic expertise brings together human geography, Black cultural studies, gender studies, and critical prison studies.
Sarah Porter is the director of the Kyl Center for Water Policy. Porter is an expert in natural resources, water policy and sustainability.
Benjamin Hurlbut is an associate professor at the School of Life Sciences. Hurlbut is an expert in bioethics, biomedicine, the history of science and science policy.
Erin Barra is the Director of Popular Music. Barra is a popular music expert with a wide-ranging skill set as a music and tech educator, songwriter, producer, instrumentalist, entrepreneur and activist.
Floris Wardenaar is an assistant professor of sports nutrition in the College of Health Solutions. Wardenaar is a sports nutritionist whose interests include athlete hydration, particularly in hot climates; dietary supplements and new feeding concepts for athletes.

ASU in the media


ASU Art Museum receives $500K grant to support Latino curators


Arizona State University joins national Police2Peace program


The World Health Organization decided to rename monkeypox. Here's why


Hank Willis Thomas on How His 10-Foot-Tall Super Bowl Sculpture Stands as a Monument to ‘Higher Goals’


Arizona State University students volunteering at Super Bowl LVII

Featured videos

Evolving aspirations of a New American University: Arizona State University (ASU)

Arizona State University prides itself on its ever-evolving commitment to integrating innovative ways to achieve excellence in education through specific design aspirations. Nine design aspirations define the goals of the New American University.

New X-ray vision: Arizona State University (ASU)

Bill Graves, professor in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts and director at the ASU Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery explains the importance of being able to generate hard X-rays with the compact X-ray light source at Arizona State University.

The Big Three from Arizona State University: Arizona State University (ASU)

Three news stories highlighted by Arizona State University's Media Relations and Strategic Communications office. Hosted by Media Relations Director Veronica Sanchez.

Forensic Entomology at ASU West campus: Arizona State University (ASU)

Assistant professor Jonathon Parrott is creating a database of blow flies collected from the Pacific Southwest region that will assist crime scene/law enforcement/forensic entomologists to determine the accurate and robust time of death estimations from insect evidence.

ASU Barrett and O'Connor Washington Center: Arizona State University (ASU)

Arizona State University's presence in Washington, D.C. amplifies our institutional voice in national conversations, generates attention and interest about ASU on an international platform.

Quick facts

ASU is No. 1 in the US for innovation

For the eighth straight year, U.S. News & World Report ranks ASU No. 1 on its “Most Innovative Schools” list, ahead of Stanford and MIT. ASU again topped the list based on a survey of peers: College presidents, provosts and admissions deans around the country nominated up to 10 colleges or universities that are making the most innovative improvements.

Top 1 percent of world's most prestigious universities

ASU is in the top 1 percent of the world's most prestigious universities as ranked by Times Higher Education in the only global performance tables that measure research-intensive universities across core missions: teaching, research, knowledge transfer and international outlook.

A top producer of the world's elite scholars

ASU, Harvard, Stanford and the University of Chicago are the only four institutions in the nation with elite Rhodes, Marshall and Churchill scholarship winners. ASU’s six faculty and 15 student Fulbright scholars in the U.S. government’s flagship international exchange program are yet another testament to the breadth and excellence of the university’s programs.

Among best graduate schools in the US

ASU graduate programs place among the best in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2018 “Best Graduate Schools” rankings. Twenty-one graduate programs are top 10 in the country, ranking among the best schools for law, education, business, public affairs, fine arts and others.