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Featured experts

ASU faculty whose expertise aligns with today’s headlines.
Joshua LaBaer is the executive director of the Biodesign Institute and leads ASU's COVID-19 research efforts. He studies proteomics through developing biomarkers.
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.
Matei Georgescu is an associate professor in the School of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning. He is a sustainability scientist whose research focuses on improving the understanding and characterization of phenomena related to urbanization-induced landscape change.
Ariane Middel is an assistant professor in the School of Arts, Media and Engineering. She is an urban climatologist who studies the effects of Urban Heat Islands on the body and ways to keep peoples’ body temperatures down in moments of extreme heat.
Linda Elkins-Tanton leads a top-ranked NASA discovery program, researching planetary interactions and formation. She is the managing director and co-chair of the ASU Interplanetary Initiative and she is the Principal Investigator of the Psyche mission.
Anthony Lamanna is an associate professor of civil engineering and sustainable development, with professional expertise in the retrofit, repair and adaptive reuse of existing structures.
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.
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.
Mark Tebeau is an associate professor in the School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies. He is an urban, public, and digital historian.
Angela M. Banks is a law professor in the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. She is an immigration, human rights and international law expert. Her research focuses on membership and belonging in democratic societies.
Randy Cerveny is a President’s professor of Geographical Sciences and Urban Planning. He is a climatologist studying Earth’s weather and weather extremes to predict and prepare for events such as tornadoes, monsoons, cyclones, and climate change.
Ersula J. Ore is the Lincoln Professor of Ethics in the School of Social Transformation. Her research agenda focuses on the suasive strategies of Black Americans and investigates the relationship between physical and discursive violence, citizenship, and race.

ASU in the media

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ASU's move-in day moves away from festive feel to safety first

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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