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Featured experts

ASU faculty whose expertise aligns with today’s headlines.
Brett Hunt is the executive director of ASU's Public Service Academy and brings dual experience as a former Army captain and Department of State foreign service officer.
Ram Pendyala is director of the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment. He is a leading expert in transportation systems engineering, design, travel behavior analysis, travel demand forecasting and transportation economics.
Karen Kuo is an associate professor in the School of Social Transformation. Kuo’s research and expert range includes literary and cinematic studies and social and cultural theories of race, gender and sexuality.
Bryan Brayboy is the Vice President of Social Advancement and Director of the Center for Indian Education. He is well-versed on a variety of Native American issues.
Chris Herbst is an expert in early childhood education and child care policy. Herbst is an associate professor in the School of Public Affairs and a faculty affiliate in the School of Social Work.
Traci Morris is the Executive Director of the American Indian Policy Institute. Morris is an expert in federal Indian policy, telecommunications and digital culture.
Michael Scott is one of Arizona State University’s leading experts in policing. Scott is a clinical professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the director of the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing.
Blair Braden directs the Autism and Brain Aging Laboratory, where she studies age-related changes in adults with autism spectrum disorder.
Rashad Shabazz is an associate professor in the School of Social Transformation. His academic expertise brings together human geography, Black cultural studies, gender studies, and critical prison studies.
Jim Bell is a planetary scientist, author, and president of The Planetary Society. He is a professor in the School Of Earth and Space Exploration and heavily involved in NASA solar system exploration missions like those of the Mars rovers Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity.
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.
Joshua LaBaer is the executive director of the Biodesign Institute and leads ASU's COVID-19 research efforts. He studies proteomics through developing biomarkers.

ASU in the media


Wexford Science & Technology's innovation center opens in Phoenix


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The Los Angeles Times

There’s no national use-of-force policy, and that’s trouble for police reform, experts say


Blackface Is Older Than You Might Think

USA Today

Wildlife as property owners? An ASU law professor puts the theory to practice in Phoenix

Featured videos

Celebrating public service: Devils in the Details

When ASU’s Public Service Academy debuted in 2015, it was one of a kind. Since then, the program has become a model for universities across the country, educating the next generation of public servants and empowering students to change the world through public service.

No. 1 in the U.S. for Sustainable Development Goals

Arizona State University has again been named as the most sustainable American university in its work to meet the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals by the Times Higher Education. 

Ask an Ambassador: Devils in the Details

Ask an Ambassador is a newly created program through ASU’s Leadership, Diplomacy and National Security Lab. 

Sexual assault awareness and prevention: Devils in the Details

Please be advised, the following content contains sensitive topics. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. At ASU, the health, safety and well-being of our Sun Devils is a top priority.

Alaina Zanin on empowering young women through sport

Alaina Zanin is an assistant professor with Hugh Downs School of Communications at Arizona State University, and her experiences as a female athlete have influenced her research when it comes to the way we talk about women in sports.

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.

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The effect of emotions in public service announcements about gun violence