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Thirteen UCLA Education Faculty Make Ed Week’s List of Most Influential Scholars

By Joanie Harmon
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Thirteen faculty members in the UCLA Department of Education have been highlighted on the 2021 “Rick Hess Straight Up Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings,” which is published annually in Education Week.

“Our Ed&IS scholars are engaged in the most important research examining the most critical issues facing education today,” says Wasserman Dean Christina Christie “While we know that these rankings have limitations, we are honored that the work of 13 scholars from the UCLA Department of Education has been recognized by the 2021 Ed Week’s Most Influential Edu-Scholars list.”

The top fifty on the RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings list includes Professors Tyrone Howard, director of the Pritzker Center for the Strengthening of Children and Families, the Center for the Transformation of Schools, and the Black Male Institute; Gary Orfield, co-director of the Civil Rights Project/Proyecto Derechos Civiles; and Mike Rose, research professor. 

UCLA Education faculty on the list include Eva Baker, Eddie R. Cole, Megan Franke, Patricia Gándara, Louis Gomez, Sylvia Hurtado, Jeannie Oakes, John Rogers, and Carola Suárez-Orozco. H. Samy Alim, the David O. Sears Presidential Endowed Chair in the Social Sciences and Professor of Anthropology and African American Studies, is also featured.

To read the announcement of the 2021 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings by Rick Hess, visit the Education Week website.