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Featured experts

ASU faculty whose expertise aligns with today’s headlines.
Craig Hardgrove's research focuses on thermal infrared and nuclear remote sensing of the moon and Mars. He is the principal investigator of the LunaH-Map mission, the first planetary science mission designed, built and operated by ASU.
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.
A space and tech policy expert, Greg Autry is a Clinical Professor of Space Policy and Business at Thunderbird and affiliated with ASU’s Interplanetary Initiative. He is a serial entrepreneur who served at NASA and the FAA.
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.
James Hodge is a professor of law at the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. He is a national expert on emergency legal preparedness, obesity laws and policies, vaccination laws and public health information privacy.
Jennifer Vanos researches the measurement and modeling of atmospheric and physiologic parameters to understand links between urban climate, design, and human health.
Julia Himberg is a film and media scholar with research interests in television, digital media, sexuality, consumer culture, advertising and market research. Himberg directs the film and media studies program in the Department of English, where she is an associate professor.
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.
Nika Gueci has been working in college and public health for more than a decade, examining topics from collegiate recovery to suicide prevention. Gueci is the executive director at ASU’s Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience
Timiebi Aganaba is an assistant professor in the School for the Future of Innovation. She's a lawyer who consults to international departments in space exploration regarding global space governance and environmental impact.
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.
Devoney Looser is an internationally recognized critic and expert in British women’s writings and Jane Austen. Looser is Regents and Foundation Professor of English.

ASU in the media

Los Angeles Times

Op-Ed: Homicide is on the rise again, but now we know how to stop it

The Christian Science Monitor

On police reform, US can learn from its own history


Shark Week Returns With An Arizona Connection


How city dwellers' fear of snakes can help researchers study human-wildlife interactions

Fast Company

The climate is changing fast. Infrastructure should, too

Featured videos

Is the housing market a bubble?

Mark Stapp, the Fred E. Taylor Professor in Real Estate at the W. P. Carey School of Business, helps explain our current housing market.

Air Force exoskeleton: Arizona State University

The Aerial Port Exoskeleton, or APEx, is a device designed to give aerial porters enhanced lifting, pushing support for handling big loads with fewer injuries. A new power and endurance device from ASU is giving U.S. Air Force aerial porters enhanced levels of safety and strength on the job.

Watts College: Past, present and future: Devils in the Details

This Devils in the Details episode highlights Dean Jonathan Koppell’s achievements and the lasting impact he’s had on faculty, students and the community, as he gets ready to lead his own university.

Nomadic virus hunter: Arizona State University

Arvind Varsani is a molecular virologist who works across ecosystems from plants to animals and from the tropics to the Antarctic. 

Innovating and diversifying museums: Devils in the Details

The ASU-LACMA Master’s Fellowship was founded in 2018 as a partnership between ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the ASU Art Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, with a goal of creating a new, diverse generation of art museum leaders. 

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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