Six UCLA Professors Make National List of Publicly Influential Scholars

UCLA Ed faculty have made significant contributions to scholarship on sociology, government and policy.

This month, Education Week’s column, “Straight Up” by Rick Hess announced its 2014 list of “RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings,” recognizing the top scholars in the U.S. who are contributing most substantially to public debates about education. Six faculty members of the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies were included this year.

The list of those UCLA scholars who were honored with this distinction includes Marcelo Suárez-Orozco, Dean of UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies;  Patricia Gándara, professor of education and co-director of the UCLA Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles; Eva Baker, Distinguished Research Professor and co-director of the UCLA Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST); Gary Orfield, professor of education and co-director of the UCLA Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles; Mike Rose, research professor in the UCLA Education Social Research Methodology Division (SRM); and Robert Teranishi, professor of education and co-director of the Institute for Immigration, Globalization, and Education at UCLA.

Those selected for the RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence rankings are contributing most substantially to public debates about education, with a general gauge of the public influence of education scholars throughout the nation. The rubric reflects both a scholar’s body of work and their impact on the public discourse on education in 2013, with an additional ranking by topic of expertise.

To view the 2014 list of “RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings,” click here.