A Record Thirteen UCLA Ed Faculty Make Annual List of Publicly Influential Scholars

UCLA Ed professors and researchers among 200 recognized nationally for innovative work by Education Week.

The annual list of “Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings” by Education Week features 13 UCLA faculty, who are among the 200 top education professors across the nation. Wasserman Dean Marcelo Suárez-Orozco leads the list of UCLA Education colleagues, including H. Samy Alim (tied for #106), Eva Baker, Megan Franke, Patricia Gándara (tied for #67), Louis Gomez (tied for #74), Tyrone Howard, Sylvia Hurtado (tied for #97), Daniel J. Losen, Pedro Noguera, Jeannie Oakes, Gary Orfield, and Mike Rose.

The list is compiled by Frederick M. Hess, director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute and Ed Week blogger. Using nine publicly available metrics including Google Scholar, Book Points, Highest Amazon Ranking, Syllabus Points, Education Press Mentions, Web Mentions, Newspaper Mentions, Congressional Record Mentions, and Klout Score. He used these metrics in roughly equal parts to calculate the impact of university-based academics on the public discussion of education.

“At GSE&IS we are setting new heights of scholarly distinction and relevance while showing the world how to accelerate the virtuous cycles diversity and excellence co-generate,” says Suárez-Orozco. “While these rankings are a bit arbitrary and limited, it is of course gratifying to see how many GSE&IS scholars are recognized in this particular ‘Scholars of Influence list.’”

To view the 2018 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings in Education Week, click here.