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Featured experts

ASU faculty whose expertise aligns with today’s headlines.
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.
Jill Messing's research includes intimate partner violence, risk assessment, domestic homicide and femicide.
James Hodge is a national expert on emergency legal preparedness, obesity laws and policies, vaccination laws and public health information privacy.
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.
Ram Pendyala is a leading expert in transportation systems engineering, design, modeling and simulation, travel behavior analysis, travel demand forecasting and transportation economics and finance.
Jennifer Vanos researches the measurement and modeling of atmospheric and physiologic parameters to understand links between urban climate, design, and human health.
Terry Shoemaker researches religion and various sectors of life such as, sports, popular culture, and public life.
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.
Sanjeev Khagram is a world-renowned expert in global leadership, the international political economy, sustainable development and the data revolution
Nancy Selover's research focuses on weather, urban heat island, microclimate, and evaporation.
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.
Kristy Roschke is an expert in media literacy. Her work focuses on helping people find new ways of understanding and interacting with news information

ASU in the media


Coronavirus traces found in Massachusetts wastewater at levels far higher than expected


ASU launches drive-thru coronavirus testing for essential workers

The Arizona Republic

Arizona State University cancels in-person graduation, will hold ceremonies online for spring 2020

Az Family

Emergency managers accuse Gov. Ducey of ignoring playbook

Phoenix Business Journal

Piper Trust awards more than $6M in grants to Valley nonprofits

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.

News from ASU

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