ASU Online faculty

Study with world-class faculty

Arizona State University faculty members are award-winning researchers, industry leaders and academic mentors. As an ASU Online student, you’ll learn from some of the brightest minds and have opportunities to work right alongside them as they explore innovative new ideas and make new discoveries.
View the makeup of our fall 2021 online undergraduate faculty below.

78%

have the highest degree attainable in their field

37%

of full-time faculty are tenured or tenure track

55%

are women

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A graphic featuring ASU faculty collaborating with online students.

What sets ASU Online faculty apart

ASU is ranked in the top 10 in the nation for undergraduate teaching ahead of Harvard, Stanford and Yale, according to U.S. News & World Report. Our online faculty are passionate and skilled educators committed to student success.

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Same faculty, same degree

Online students learn from the same faculty and follow the same curriculum as on-campus students. These top-tier faculty members also work alongside professional instructional designers to create all our online courses and degree programs.
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Student-centered engagement

You might never meet your professors in person, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be just another name. ASU Online faculty hold virtual office hours and use a variety of tools such as email, Canvas, Slack and Zoom to connect with students and provide frequent feedback.
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Real-world experience

Our professors have years of industry experience in government agencies, private companies, academia and more. They understand how to succeed in their field and have plenty of practical experience and professional connections to share with students.

ASU faculty accomplishments

Our faculty are world-renowned leaders across disciplines from the humanities to the sciences. See some of ASU faculty’s honors and accomplishments below.

5

Nobel Laureates

6

MacArthur Fellows

9

National Academy of Engineering members

10

Pulitzer Prize winners

23

National Academy of Sciences members

26

American Academy of Arts and Sciences members

40

Guggenheim fellows

151

National Endowment for the Humanities fellows

277

Fulbright U.S. scholars

Beyond the Screen

From inspirational family to a love of learning, all our professors have a unique story that’s led them to ASU. Hear from ASU Online faculty about the personal experiences that have shaped their careers in education and what continues to inspire them as educators.

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Meet our faculty

A faculty portrait featuring Vice President of the ASU Interplanetary Initiative Lindy Elkins-Tanton.

Lindy Elkins-Tanton

Vice President of the ASU Interplanetary Initiative
School of Earth and Space Exploration

Elkins-Tanton studies planetary sciences including the formation and evolution of terrestrial planets and the interaction between planets and their atmospheres.

Read more about Lindy

Solving tomorrow’s problems, today

At ASU we have undertaken a bold mission to assume responsibility for the overall health of the communities we serve. Our faculty’s groundbreaking research is at the forefront of this effort as they find solutions and generate new ideas that have the potential to change the world. See some projects from our online faculty below.
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Global coral reef maps

ASU’s Center for Global Discovery and Conservation Science collaborated with several organizations to create the first-ever global map of the world’s tropical shallow coral reefs. This map can be used to advance conservation efforts and create new marine protected areas.
A mockup of the Orbital Reef space station that ASU is developing with Blue Origin.

Outer space business park

ASU is partnering with Blue Origin and other space industry leaders to create a mixed-use business park in space. The space station, called Orbital Reef, will be in low Earth orbit and have shared facilities to support space exploration, research, tourism, education and more.
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Improving child health

Researchers from ASU and Rutgers University found that children who live near convenience stores are more likely to gain weight over time. This study confirms the large impact food environment has on children’s health and can be used to design better food policies.

Faculty news and stories

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How ASU Online’s social justice and human rights master’s program is bringing research opportunities to online students

January 18, 2022 · 13 min. read

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An ASU Online OURS program participant wearing a lab coat conducts a research experiment with a plant in a lab.

Gain hands-on research experience through ASU Online’s OURS program

January 25, 2022 · 4 min. read

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An ASU Online representation and identity in photography student hangs images on strings.

Learn about representation and identity in photography

February 24, 2022 · 3 min. read

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