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The Arizona State University faculty is at the forefront nationally in advancing research and discovery, as Pulitzer Prize winners, Nobel Prize winners and Fulbright Scholars. Our more than 3,300 faculty members inspire new ways of thinking, innovating and solving problems socially, culturally and economically in our region and in the international community.
We aspire to create an accessible academic experience and attract faculty not bound by traditional disciplinary distinctions, but who embrace an inclusive, collaborative and entrepreneurial environment defined by excellence and impact.
Sidney Altman shared the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1989 with Thomas R. Cech for their discoveries, independent of each other, that RNA actively aids chemical reactions in cells. Professor Altman joins ASU’s School of Life Sciences.
Virginia G. Piper Chair of Personalized Medicine and Chief Scientist of the Center for Sustainable Health in the Biodesign Institute won the 2001 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for insights into the genes that control cell growth and division.
Regents' Professor, W. P. Carey Chair in Economics and Guggenheim Fellow shared the 2004 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for work on dynamic macroeconomics relating the time consistency of economic policy and the driving forces behind business cycles.
Frank Wilczek shared the 2004 Nobel Prize in Physics with David Gross and H. David Politzer for their discovery of asymptotic freedom in the theory of the strong interaction. Professor Wilczek joins ASU’s Department of Physics.
Liz Lerman was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2002 for her work as founder and artistic director of the Dance Exchange. As a choreographer, educator and professor in the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Lerman will launch the Ensemble Lab, a cooperative of artists, researchers and civic leaders to experiment with methods and techniques for broad social impact. (photo by Lise Metzger)
Stephen J. Pyne was named a MacArthur Fellow in 1988. A Regents’ Professor in the School of Life Sciences, Pyne has written 15 books on the history and management of wild land and rural fire, including big-screen surveys for the U.S., Canada, Australia, Europe. He brings historical scholarship to the subject of humanity’s interaction with fire.