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Nine UCLA Ed&IS Faculty included in Annual Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings

By John McDonald
Moore Hall on UCLA Campus

Nine faculty members in the UCLA School of Education and Information Studies have been named to the Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings for 2023. Published annually since 2010, the rankings highlight the top 200 education scholars whose work influences academic research and scholarship and impacts the nation’s public conversation about education. The rankings are compiled by Frederick M. Hess, director of education policy studies for the American Enterprise Institute and published in Education Week.  

UCLA School of Education and Information Studies faculty included in this year’s rankings (pictured, from top, left to right) include Eva L. Baker, Eddie R. Cole, Megan L. Franke, Tyrone C. Howard, Sylvia Hurtado, Louis M. Gomez, Jeannie Oakes, Gary Orfield and John Rogers. H. Samy Alim, a UCLA professor of anthropology and African American studies, (not pictured) is also included. 

“Our faculty, staff and students are deeply engaged in research and the development of practice that opens the doors of learning and opportunity for all.  From efforts to strengthen the teaching of mathematics for low income students – to the fight against attacks on schools and efforts to ban books and limit teaching about the full history of race and racism in our nation, our people are engaged in complex work that is making a difference, “ said Christina Christie, Wasserman Dean of the UCLA School of Education and information Studies. “These rankings, while only one measure of impact, shine a light on the importance of public scholarship, and we are pleased to have our faculty members recognized as influential scholars that are making a difference.” 

The 2022 Edu-Scholar Public Influence rankings are published in Education Week.  For more information please visit