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Featured experts

ASU faculty whose expertise aligns with today’s headlines.
Brooks Simpson a Foundation Professor of History in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts. He studies American political, military history and the American presidency.
William Terrill is a professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice. He is an expert in police behavior, with an emphasis on police use of force and police culture.
Stefanie Lindquist is the senior vice president of Global Academic Initiatives. She is recognized as an expert on the U.S. Supreme Court, constitutional law and administrative law.
Rashad Shabazz is an associate professor in the School of Social Transformation. His academic expertise brings together human geography, Black cultural studies, gender studies, and critical prison studies.
A literature scholar with expertise in critical race theory, Lee Bebout researches and speaks on issues of race, gender, ethnicity, immigration and politics.
Michael White is a professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and is associate director of ASU’s Center for Violence Prevention and Community Safety. His research interests involve the police, including use of force, technology and misconduct.
David Gartner is professor of law and associate dean in the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law. Gartner is an expert in constitutional law, democracy, foreign relations law and global health law and policy.
Victoria Jackson is a clinical assistant professor of history and works with Sun Devil Athletics on a variety of initiatives. As a sports historian, her work 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.
Paulo Shakarian is an associate professor in the Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering. He is an expert in cybersecurity, social networks and machine learning.
As the executive director of the Global Security Initiative, Nadya Bliss oversees efforts to address the complex, interdependent security challenges of today and beyond.
Joshua LaBaer is the executive director of the Biodesign Institute and leads ASU's COVID-19 research efforts. He studies proteomics through developing biomarkers.
Christine Vogt is director of the Center for Sustainable Tourism in the School of Community Resources and Development. She has been conducting research for over 20 years in the areas of recreation, parks, tourism, and natural resources.

ASU in the media

USA Today

Capitol mob members could face more serious charges, prison time, as investigation unfolds

Fox 10

First Amendment expert breaks down what the protection means for social media giants


Could Trump pardon himself?

Az Family

State Farm Stadium to transform into massive 24/7 vaccination site

ABC 15

Smell tests could help detect COVID-19

Featured videos

Gammage’s return to the stage: Devils in the Details

ASU Gammage is an icon — hit hard by the pandemic. And although Gammage plans a return to the stage soon, hard work continues behind the scenes to keep the arts community connected, while weighing important discussions about coming back stronger, and more diverse.

Thank you, Sun Devils: Arizona State University

From clinical labs to residence halls and facilities management employees to alumni groups, ASU’s essential employees and volunteers have risen to the challenge of keeping the Sun Devil community healthy and vibrant.

New Economy Initiative: Arizona State University

As we continue to manage our way through a public health crisis while planning for changes in the workplace that will come with the economy of the future, ASU engineering and technology graduates will have a critical role to play.

REMOTE K12: Devils in the Details: Arizona State University

On Jan. 9, ASU will host REMOTE K12: The Connected Teacher Summit — a free, one-day event to help K-12 teachers across the country implement better learning practices virtually or in a hybrid learning space. 

ASU in Tucson: Arizona State University

Arizona State University is embedded in the city of Tucson. Working with non-profits, corporations and local municipalities, ASU is a deeply committed partner working toward making meaningful change.

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.