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Featured experts

ASU faculty whose expertise aligns with today’s headlines.
Arianne Cease is a sustainability scientist who is interested in improving sustainable ecosystem management and rural livelihoods. She investigates how human behavior can increase the likelihood of locust outbreaks.
Neal A. 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.
Kristy Roschke is an expert in media literacy. Her work focuses on helping people find new ways of understanding and interacting with news information
Clive Wynne studies dogs and the human-dog bond. He studies the evolution, development and dynamics of this bond.
Katie Hinde investigates mother's milk and its impact on babies at the intersection of social, life and medical sciences.
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.
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.
Bryan Brayboy is the senior advisor to the ASU President Michael M. Crow and the director of the Center for Indian Education. He is well-versed on a variety of Native American issues.
Diana Bowman’s research informs the development of smarter governance and regulation in order to enhance creativity, improve public health, and stimulate discussions about emerging technologies.
Jennifer Vanos researches the measurement and modeling of atmospheric and physiologic parameters to understand links between urban climate, design, and human health.
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.
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.

ASU in the media

Newsweek

Locust swarm as big a cities are causing a crisis in Africa as experts warn they could get 400 times bigger

The New York Times

Are expensive activities for kids a rip-off?

The Times of India

UN: Antarctic high temp records will take months to verify

Science

What happens to our online lives after we die?

New Scientist

Controversial psychology tests are often still used in US courts

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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