About ASU 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

Scroll through our list of ASU faculty whose expertise aligns with today’s headlines and global conversations. Click on the experts' names to learn more about their expertise and recent media articles.
Sarah Porter is the director of the Kyl Center for Water Policy. Porter is an expert in natural resources, water policy and sustainability.
Margaret Garcia is an assistant professor in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment. Garcia investigates the impact of infrastructure and human behavior on natural urban water systems, water consumption and sustainable living.
Barzin Mobasher is a professor of civil and environmental engineering. His work specializes in developing materials for niche building materials used in planes, buildings and automobiles.
Floris Wardenaar is an assistant professor of sports nutrition in the College of Health Solutions. Wardenaar is a sports nutritionist whose interests include athlete hydration, particularly in hot climates; dietary supplements and new feeding concepts for athletes.
Subbarao Kambhampati is a professor in the School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence. Kambhampati is an engineering expert whose research focuses on artificial intelligence, automated planning and machine learning.
Jesenia Pizarro-Terrill is a professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Sheher researches violence, particularly lethal violence committed with firearms, the processing of violent crime in the criminal justice system, and transdisciplinary research approaches.
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.
Kristy Roschke is the managing director of the News Co/Lab at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She's an expert in helping people find new ways of understanding and interacting with news information.
Benjamin Hurlbut is an associate professor at the School of Life Sciences. Hurlbut is an expert in bioethics, biomedicine, the history of science and science policy.
Carol Johnston is a professor in the College of Health Solutions. Johnston is a nutritionist who specializes in researching vitamin C metabolism, the medicinal use of vinegar, high protein/low carbohydrate diets for weight loss, and vegetarian diets.
Michael Lynch is a professor in the School of Life Sciences and the center director for the Biodesign Center for Mechanisms and Evolution. Lynch studies the forces of evolution on genes through mutation, random genetic drift, and recombination.
Clive Wynne is a professor of psychology and the director of the Canine Science Collaboratory. Wynne studies dogs and the human-dog bond.

ASU in the media

The New York Times

A breakthrough deal to keep the Colorado River from going dry, for now

The Associated Press

TikTok and other social media trends are thrusting performance crimes into the US spotlight


'Sesame Street' has its first Filipino American Muppet. What representation means for kids

The Associated Press

Low-income tenants lack options as old mobile park homes are razed


14-year-old whiz kid graduates from ASU with degree in sociology

Featured videos

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy commencement address : Arizona State University (ASU)

U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy delivered the keynote speech at the Arizona State University undergraduate commencement ceremony on Monday, May 8th in Sun Devil Stadium.

West Valley Forward: Arizona State University (ASU)

Arizona State University celebrated its West campus on by kicking off a large-scale project that will add three new academic schools and two new buildings.

Creating an ASU legacy: Arizona State University (ASU)

Teri and Patrick Caserta have started a scholarship for ASU students in honor of their late son, Brandon Caserta.

March 28th, 2023: The Big Three from Arizona State University: Arizona State University (ASU)

Three news stories highlighted by Arizona State University's Media Relations and Strategic Communications office.

Arizona water anxieties: Arizona State University (ASU)

Climate anxiety is affecting all of us, and in Arizona that circles around the future of water in our desert state. We spoke with three experts about water and anxiety and solutions to what is one of the biggest problems we’ll be tackling as a community.

Quick facts

ASU is No. 1 in the US for innovation

For the eighth 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.