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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.
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.
Thom Reilly is a professor in the School of Public Affairs. He is an expert in child welfare, public administration and human resources management.
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.
Dennis Hoffman is an expert in macroeconomics and measuring economic prosperity. Hoffman is the director of the L. William Seidman Research Institute at the W. P. Carey School of Business.
Stacy Leeds is a teacher and scholar of Indigenous law and policy. Leeds is the Foundation Professor of Law and Leadership at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.
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.
Hitendra Chaturvedi is a professor of practice at the W. P. Carey School of Business. Chaturvedi is an expert in supply chain management, entrepreneurship and venture capital.
Swapna Reddy is an expert in U.S. health care policy and law, and health equity. Reddy is a clinical associate professor in the ASU College of Health Solutions.
Randy Cerveny is a meteorologist specializing in data analytics for extreme weather events. Cerveny is a President’s professor of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning.

ASU in the media

Scientific American

The slow bake of our infrastructure

The Arizona Republic

Deep cuts loom on the Colorado River as water levels plunge. Who will feel the pain most?

Vox

It’s so hot in Europe that roads are literally buckling

KJZZ

TikTok and Instagram users are expressing their personalities with 'Mr. Men' and 'Little Miss' memes

The Arizona Republic

ASU joins other Arizona universities in reaching 'major milestone' for Latino students. Why it matters

Featured videos

How do monsoon storms reach the valley?: Arizona State University (ASU)

Arizona state climatologist Erinanne Saffell explains why it seems that rainstorms so often bypass the Valley and why there are more storms in the evenings.

What is a haboob?: Arizona State University (ASU)

Arizona state climatologist Erinanne Saffell explains what a haboob is and how to take care if you're caught in one.

How does flash flooding occur?: Arizona State University (ASU)

Arizona state climatologist Erinanne Saffell explains how flash flooding occurs in the Arizona desert and why you should watch out for flooded areas during a rainstorm.

Jenny's Trailer: Arizona State University (ASU)

Students from the university’s Engineering Projects in Community Service program, known as EPICS, converted a trailer — purchased with funds donated by ASU alumna Jenny Norton — into a mobile cooling unit.

Our experts on mental health awareness: Arizona State University (ASU)

May is Mental Health Awareness month, so we asked four ASU experts about the importance of awareness around our own mental health.

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.