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Featured experts

ASU faculty whose expertise aligns with today’s headlines.
Kevin Robinson is an instructor in the School of Criminology & Criminal Justice. He is a retired assistant Phoenix Police chief and an expert in criminal justice.
Michael Scott is one of Arizona State University’s leading experts in policing. Scott is a clinical professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and the director of the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing.
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.
Karen Kuo is an associate professor in the School of Social Transformation. Kuo’s research and expert range includes literary and cinematic studies and social and cultural theories of race, gender and sexuality.
Traci Morris is the Executive Director of the American Indian Policy Institute. Morris is an expert in federal Indian policy, telecommunications and digital culture.
Blair Braden directs the Autism and Brain Aging Laboratory, where she studies age-related changes in adults with autism spectrum disorder.
Brad Allenby researches humanity in a technological world, ethical implications of new military and security technologies and use of social media in political propaganda.
Jim Bell is a planetary scientist, author, and president of The Planetary Society. He is a professor in the School Of Earth and Space Exploration and heavily involved in NASA solar system exploration missions like those of the Mars rovers Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity.
Anthony is an associate professor in the School of Social Work. She is an expert in behavioral health services, social work issues and school discipline.
Brett Hunt is the executive director of ASU's Public Service Academy and brings dual experience as a former Army captain and Department of State foreign service officer.
Neal Lester is a Foundation Professor of English. His work 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 leads ASU's COVID-19 research efforts. He studies proteomics through developing biomarkers.

ASU in the media

The Conversation

Are America’s schools safe for Asian Americans?

12 News

A new effort is underway to get more internet access for elementary-aged kids


ASU and Starbucks partner on research and innovation facility

Arizona PBS

Catalyst: Bacteria to improve autism symptoms

The Washington Post

Barbers, artists help defy vaccine myths for people of color

Featured videos

Sexual assault awareness and prevention: Devils in the Details

Please be advised, the following content contains sensitive topics. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. At ASU, the health, safety and well-being of our Sun Devils is a top priority.

Alaina Zanin on empowering young women through sport

Alaina Zanin is an assistant professor with Hugh Downs School of Communications at Arizona State University, and her experiences as a female athlete have influenced her research when it comes to the way we talk about women in sports.

Can girls skate? | Skater Girl | Dream on the Board

Women's Skate Club is an ASU club founded by female student leaders. They share information to encourage and inspire women in sports. All levels and genders are welcome to the club! 

850 PBC Grand Opening, an ASU, City of Phoenix, and Wexford Science + Technology project

A virtual grand opening of the first Wexford building on the Phoenix Biomedical Campus, 850 PBC. 

The importance of financial literacy: Devils in the Details

April is National Financial Literacy Month — a time to reflect on our financial future, while re-evaluating our short-term and long-term financial habits and goals.

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.