Annual list published in Education Week highlights UCLA faculty among national experts on the most urgent issues in education.
Wasserman Dean Marcelo Suárez-Orozco and 14 UCLA faculty members comprise the largest number of scholars from the University of California system selected to the 2020 “Rick Hess Straight Up Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings,” which is published annually in Education Week. UCLA is one of three universities with the highest number of faculty – alongside Harvard and Stanford – to make the annual list.
Along with Dean Suárez-Orozco, 13 UCLA Education professors – and H. Samy Alim, David O. Sears Presidential Endowed Chair in the Social Sciences and a UCLA professor of anthropology and African American studies – are featured on a list of 201 scholars as selected by Frederick M. Hess, director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute and Ed Week blogger.
UCLA GSE&IS is represented by Eva Baker, Megan Franke, Patricia Gándara, Louis Gomez, Tyrone Howard, Sylvia Hurtado, Pedro Noguera, Jeannie Oakes, Gary Orfield, John Rogers, Mike Rose, and Carola Suárez-Orozco. Professors Noguera and Orfield are ranked in the top 20.
“Scholars at GSE&IS are the forefront of basic, applied, and translational research, their respective domains of scholarship,” says Dean Suárez-Orozco. “While all such rankings have their inherent limitations, it is nevertheless gratifying to see our colleagues in the UCLA Department of Education once again lead the way — along with Harvard and Stanford — in the 2020 RHSU Edu-Scholar Rankings by Ed Week.”
Hess follows a rubric of nine categories, including Google Scholar score; number of books on Amazon and Amazon’s ranking of books; syllabus points; mentions in education press, newspapers, online media, and congressional record; and Twitter score.
To view the 2020 “Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings” in Education Week, visit this link.