Thirteen UCLA Faculty Named to Education Week’s List of Most Influential Scholars

Wasserman Dean Marcelo Suárez-Orozco and colleagues make list of 200 top professors, ranking third in the nation.

Wasserman Dean Marcelo Suárez-Orozco leads UCLA’s representation on the annual list of “Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings,” published in Education Week and compiled by Frederick M. Hess, director of education policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute and Ed Week blogger. Professors Carola Suárez-Orozco, Pedro Noguera, Gary Orfield, Jeannie Oakes, Tyrone Howard (tied for #61), Louis Gomez, Patricia Gándara, H. Samy Alim, Sylvia Hurtado, Eva Baker, Megan Franke (tied for #109), and Mike Rose are listed among the 200 most influential scholars of education in the nation. UCLA placed third among institutions, with 13 honorees on the list.

“GSE&IS scholars are at the cutting edge of basic research moving the needle in some of the most important information and education issues of our day,” says Suárez-Orozco. “While we are mindful of the limitations of such rankings, we are gratified that 13 scholars from the Department of Education are included in the most recent version of  Ed Week’s Most Influential Edu-Scholars.”

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 are used by Hess to calculate the impact of university-based academics on the public discussion of education.

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