About 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

ASU faculty whose expertise aligns with today’s headlines.
Kevin Sandler is an associate professor in the Film and Media Studies Program. He specializes in the contemporary U. S. media business, with a particular focus on censorship and animation.
Tim Richards researches applied econometrics with respect to food markets and food policy issues, particularly quantitative marketing, data analytics, retailing strategy, agricultural labor and food policy.
Mara Aspinall is an expert in biomedical diagnostics, biomedicine and medical diagnostic devices. Aspinall is a professor of practice in the College of Health Solutions.
Tobias Harper is a historian of modern Britain and the British Empire and explores the ranking and social order of individuals under the British Crown and their desires to elevate their social status.
Anthony is an associate professor in the School of Social Work. She is an expert in behavioral health services, social work issues and school discipline.
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.
Jennifer Vanos is an assistant professor in the School of Sustainability in the College of Global Futures. Vanos is an expert in extreme heat and air pollution and related health impacts on vulnerable populations, such as children and athletes.
Craig Hardgrove's research focuses on thermal infrared and nuclear remote sensing of the moon and Mars. He is the principal investigator of the LunaH-Map mission, the first planetary science mission designed, built and operated by ASU.
Meenakshi Wadhwa is an expert in cosmology, cosmochemistry and various planetary sciences. Wadhwa is a planetary scientist and professor at the School of Earth and Space Exploration.
Valena Beety is an expert in criminal justice, prisons and criminal law. Beety is a professor of law at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.
Mikhail Chester is a professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment. He is an expert in industry, innovation, infrastructure systems, and energy and environmental policy.
Lindy Elkins-Tanton leads a top-ranked NASA discovery program, managing director and co-chair of the ASU Interplanetary Initiative and Principal Investigator of the Psyche mission. Elkins-Tanton is an expert in space exploration, planetary sciences and planetary geology.

ASU in the media

The Conversation

Charles III faces challenges at home, abroad – and even in defining what it means to be king


37% increase in heat-related deaths in Maricopa County this year


Phoenix shoppers turn to night markets for arts and culture despite rising temperatures

The Conversation

Why is ‘Blonde’ – Netflix’s Marilyn Monroe biopic – rated NC-17 instead of TV-MA?


An ASU partnership attempts to increase diversity in the real estate industry

Featured videos

This is Innovation at Arizona State University (ASU)

For the eighth year in a row, Arizona State University (ASU) has been named the most innovative school in America. But what does innovation look like?

Commerce secretary and U.S. senator visit ASU microchip facility: Arizona State University (ASU)

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, U.S. Senator Mark Kelly and ASU President Michael Crow toured an ASU semiconductor laboratory and fabrication facility in Tempe.

20 Years of Arizona State University (ASU)

A look at the past 20 years of Arizona State University's transformation into the New American University.

Fusion on First move-in day, Fall 2022: Arizona State University (ASU)

Arizona State University students moved back into the Downtown Phoenix campus’ Fusion on First building on Monday, Aug. 15, in preparation for the fall 2022 semester.

A Brief Explainer of the Great Semiconductor Shortage of 2020-202?: Arizona State University (ASU)

ASU experts Terry Alford, Zak Holman and Kyle Squires walk us through the reasons why semiconductors are incredibly difficult to produce and how Arizona might be positioned as the next semiconductor manufacturing hub in the U.S.

Quick facts

ASU is No. 1 in the US for innovation

For the sixth 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.

News from ASU

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'News addiction' can cause stress, anxiety, study says