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Featured experts

ASU faculty whose expertise aligns with today’s headlines.
Chris Herbst is an associate professor in the School of Public Affairs and a faculty affiliate in the School of Social Work. Herbst is an expert in early childhood education and child care policy.
Jill Messing is an associate professor in the School of Social Work. Messing's research includes intimate partner violence, risk assessment, domestic homicide and femicide.
Adam Fine is an assistant professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Fine is an expert in the perception of law enforcement and how that differs across political affiliation, race and youth.
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.
Phil Christensen is a professor in the School of Earth and Space Exploration. Christensen is an expert in astronaut engineering, space exploration and planetary geoscience.
Ayanna Thompson is a Regents Professor of English the director of the Arizona Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies. Thompson is an expert in Shakespearean studies, English studies and medieval and renaissance studies.
Clive Wynne is a professor of psychology and the director of the Canine Science Collaboratory. Wynne studies dogs and the human-dog bond.
Swapna Reddy is clinical associate professor in the ASU College of Health Solutions. Swapna is an expert in U.S. health care policy and law, and health equity.
Glenn Gaesser is the center director for the College of Health Solutions. Gaesser is an expert in the impact of exercise, diet and cardiovascular health.
Jeanne Powers is an associate professor in the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. Powers is an expert in educational policy and politics, school segregation and sociology of education.
Donald C. Johanson is is the Virginia M Ullman Chair in Human Origins in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change. Johanson is an expert in evolutionary anthropology and paleoanthropology.
Leah Gerber is a professor of conservation science in the School of Life Sciences and founding director of the Center for Biodiversity Outcomes. Gerber is an expert in ecosystems, science policy and conservation.

ASU in the media

ABC 15

ASU reaches milestone by completing 1 million COVID-19 tests

New York Times

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Featured videos

Engineering the manufacturing boom: Devils in the Details: Arizona State University (ASU)

ASU is ready for the domestic boom taking place in the Southwest. The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering is one of the largest producers of engineers in the nation, and ASU is poised to help develop the talent pipeline needed to meet this demand.

How an ASU researcher became an ultra runner: Arizona State University (ASU)

Chris Herbst, an associate professor at Arizona State University, is an ultramarathon runner, competing in races that are twice as long as a typical marathon. Here, he talks about his journey to become an ultra runner, and how it relates to his academics.

Devils' drop off: Arizona State University (ASU)

Devils’ drop-off is an on-campus COVID-19 saliva testing option open to all students, faculty and staff. Pick up a kit from an on-campus location, register it online and drop it off once you’ve collected your saliva sample.

Modern-day Shakespeare: Arizona State University (ASU)

The Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at ASU is publishing a new series of translations of Shakespeare plays for contemporary audiences. We sat down with ASU professors to watch and discuss three scenes from different iconic Shakespeare plays.

Original vs. Modern Shakespeare: Arizona State University (ASU)

The Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies is publishing a new series of translations of Shakespeare's plays that use language accessible to diverse, contemporary audiences. These scenes are from the Shakespeare plays "As You Like it," "The Tempest" and "Macbeth."

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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