Facts and Figures


61 Total faculty
Asian Research Center Faculty
Association for Psychological Science Fellow
2 Cowden Distinguished Professors
International Research Affiliate with the Institute for Social and Environmental Research – Nepal
Founding Director of the T. Denny Sanford Harmony Institute
2 John O. Whiteman Dean's Distinguished Professor
2 MacArthur Fellows
Mickelson Foundation Professor
William T. Grant Advanced Quantitative and Computational Scholar
Urie Bronfebrenner Lifetime Achievement Awardee
2 Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists
33 Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty



Our award-winning faculty members and students are actively engaged in several, cutting-edge research centers, labs, and initiatives. These provide exciting opportunities for growth in learning, side-by-side research with faculty members, and hands-on opportunities to enrich the lives of children, youth, and families. Our research themes are:

  • Public Health
  • Counseling
  • Development Across the Life Course
  • Relationships and Families
  • Law and Justice
  • Race and Equity


230 faculty-edited and/or authored papers, journals and books produced since Jan 2022.


Annual grants and awards (financial year 2021-22) = $12.3 million


3 labs including the Child Development Lab - one of the oldest childcare centers in Arizona
178,000 gross-square-foot classroom office building space (coming Fall 2023)


13,988 students enrolled in our courses (fall 2022)
21,480 graduated alumni
1,769 undergraduate students (fall 2022)
338 graduate students (fall 2022)
679 bachelor's degrees awarded (2021-22)
186 graduate degrees awarded (2021-22)