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Featured experts

ASU faculty whose expertise aligns with today’s headlines.
Kevin Robinson is a retired assistant Phoenix Police chief and an expert in criminal justice.
Angela M. Banks is an immigration, human rights and international law expert. Her research focuses on membership and belonging in democratic societies.
William Terrill is an expert in police behavior, with an emphasis on police use of force and police culture.
Neal Lester specializes in African American literary and cultural studies, with particular expertise in children's literature, folklore, the politics of hair, the "n-word," and racialized images in American cinema.
Joshua LaBaer is the executive director of the Biodesign Institute and studies proteomics through developing biomarkers.
James Hodge is a national expert on emergency legal preparedness, obesity laws and policies, vaccination laws and public health information privacy.
Rolf Halden is an environmental scientist who studies the harmful health effects of mass-produced chemicals in water resources, aquifers and agricultural soils. He finds ways to naturally remove toxins from the environment.
Ariane Middel 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.
Jim Bell is a planetary scientist, author, and president of The Planetary Society. He is heavily involved in NASA solar system exploration missions like those of the Mars rovers Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity.
Kristy Roschke is an expert in media literacy. Her work focuses on helping people find new ways of understanding and interacting with news information
Sanjeev Khagram is a world-renowned expert in global leadership, the international political economy, sustainable development and the data revolution
Robert F. Ashcraft has a global reputation for his pioneering work to advance the understanding of and effective practice for leaders of nonprofit/philanthropic organizations.

ASU in the media

AZ PBS

ASU’s Biodesign Institute announces new coronavirus test

The Arizona Republic

Mark Green, new executive director of ASU's McCain Institute, wants to help restore American leadership

Fox 10

Mobile weather station can measure how a person experiences heat

The New York Times

Should the Child Care Industry Get a Bailout?

Fox 10

ASU sees record online summer enrollment during COVID-19 pandemic

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.