Facts and Figures


14 American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellows
1 MacArthur Foundation "Genius" Fellow
3 President's Professors
5 Fulbright American Scholars
2 Foundation Professors
2 National Science Foundation Early Career Development Awardees
2 Centennial Professors
5 National Academy of Sciences Members
1 ASU Origins Professor
4 American Academy of Arts and Sciences Members
1 Carnegie Fellow
1 Guggenheim Fellowship Awardee
4 Regents Professors
50 Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty



The school’s research endeavors encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration and student participation in pursuit of solutions to real-world problems. Our research themes are: 

  • Human Origins, Evolution and Diversity
  • Societies and their Natural Environments
  • Biocultural Dimensions of Global Health
  • Culture, Heritage and Identity
  • Global Dynamics and Regional Interactions
  • Urban Societies


225 faculty-edited and/or authored papers, journals and books produced in academic year 2016-2017.


Annual grants and awards (financial year 2016-2017) = $15.9 million.


Our collections comprise over 2 million specimens, including ethnographic items; evolutionary artifacts, fossils, and remains; the Hedgpeth Hills petroglyphs – the largest concentration of Native American rock art in the Phoenix area – and more than 350,000 individual and bulk archaeological specimens.


35 labs, field sites and museums
12 study abroad locations, field schools and global internships
3 museum spaces
40 countries where our faculty do research
72,311 square feet of facilities space


7,120 students enrolled in our courses (fall 2019)
4,100 graduated alumni
888 undergraduate students (fall 2019)
114 graduate students (fall 2019)
241 bachelor's degrees awarded (2019-20)
34 graduate degrees awarded (2019-20)