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Featured experts

ASU faculty whose expertise aligns with today’s headlines.
Mary Teagarden is recognized in academic, corporate and government sectors for her teaching and executive training. She is also an international consultant who advises technology-intensive manufacturing and service firms in China, India, Mexico, Malaysia, and Brazil.
Jake Pinholster is an expert in theatre, design and art-science collaboration. Pinholster is the founding director of ASU at Mesa City Center
Swapna Reddy specializes in U.S. health care policy and law, with a focus on the Affordable Care Act; how policy can be used to improve health care equity and access; and women’s, children’s and minority health issues.
David Hondula studies the societal impacts of weather and climate with an emphasis on extreme weather and health.
Panch is the head of research development at ASU. He can speak about why research is important to society. He is also passionate about human-centered computing, including how computing can help people with disabilities.
Victoria Jackson is a sports historian. She explores the intersection of sport and society, showing how the games we play and watch tell us much about the communities in which we live.
Alexander Aviña is an expert in twentieth-century history, social movements and violence in Mexico. His current reseach explores the links between the political economy of narcotics, drug wars, and state violence in Mexico.
Mark Stapp has been involved in planning, investing in, developing, and consulting on real estate for more than 30 years, with a focus on sustainable development.
Jesenia Pizarro-Terrill researches factors around gun violence - the who, when, where and why. She has been selected as one of 25 national experts to set a priority list for research into pediatric gun deaths.
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.
George Justice writes and consults on issues of higher education leadership and administration and has additional expertise in 18th-century British literature.
Molly Ott is an expert in higher education who studies administrative, leadership, and organizational issues confronting colleges and universities.

ASU in the media

The Arizona Republic

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Popular Science

Young galaxies transformed the early universe by blowing bubbles

ABC 15

ASU creates program to combat anxiety in kids

The Arizona Republic

What to know about escalating tensions with Iran, and the potential for cyberattacks


U.S. and Iran relations

Quick facts

ASU is No. 1 in the US for innovation

For the fifth 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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