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Renowned ASU Online faculty

Students enrolled online through Arizona State University have the opportunity to learn from some of the best and brightest in their fields, as our online courses are taught by the same internationally recognized and award-winning faculty members who teach in our on-ground programs.

ASU's faculty is made up of a number of Nobel Laureates, Pulitzer Prize Winners, Fulbright American Scholars and Guggenheim Fellows to name a few. They are energized by and committed to ASU's transdisciplinary environment, inspiring new ways of thinking, innovating and solving problems in our region and in the global community. Overall, ASU hosts 1,778 tenured or tenure track faculty members and another 1,133 faculty members serving as research professors, clinical professors, lecturers, professors of practice and instructors.

Meet some of our outstanding faculty members:

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Dr. Ariel Anbar

Dr. Ariel Anbar is a President’s Professor at ASU’s School of Earth and Space Exploration and Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He is a biogeochemist interested in the past and future evolution of the Earth as a habitable planet and how knowledge of that evolution informs the search for inhabited worlds beyond Earth. Dr. Anbar is a leader in online education. One of his most popular courses is Habitable Worlds, a science class organized around a game-like activity using a goal-oriented format and integrating several areas of science including astronomy, planetary sciences, and geology. The course allows students to explore science in a way they wouldn’t be able to in a face-to-face classroom.

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Dr. Gina Woodall

Dr. Gina Woodall is a political science faculty member within ASU’s School of Politics and Global Studies. Her research and interests surround the relationship between gender and media coverage and gender and political campaigns. She pursues answers to the questions: how are women and men candidates covered differently in the media; what are the implications of this difference; and do men and women candidates use different campaign strategies when running for office? One of her most recent studies examines the use of Twitter in the classroom and its effects on classroom and political engagement.