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Three NYU Steinhardt Professors Ranked as Most Influential Policy Scholars in the Nation

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The results are in, and three NYU Steinhardt faculty members are among the most influential policy academics in the country according to the 2021 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence ranking.

Compiled by Rick Hess, a blogger at Education Week, the Edu-Scholar list recognizes university-based scholars who had the biggest influence on educational practice and policy last year. 

“These are scholars whose ideas move from academic journals into the public discourse,” Hess said. Given that more than 20,000 university-based faculty in the U.S. are researching education, simply making it onto the Edu-Scholar list is an accomplishment.”

2021 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings: Joshua Aronson, Stella Flores, Hirokazu Yoshikawa

This year's list includes:

#78: Hirokazu Yoshikawa is a community and developmental psychologist who studies early childhood intervention, the effect of poverty reduction on child development, and how public policies and programs related to immigration impact children and families. Yoshikawa is the Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education and an NYU University Professor.

#93: Joshua Aronson is an associate professor and researcher whose work has investigated stereotype threat and how social and psychological influence academic achievement.

#193: Stella Flores, associate professor of higher education, researches equity and access, specifically how state and federal policies impact college access and admission. Her work has been cited in amicus briefs submitted to the Supreme Court in cases related to affirmative action in higher education. 

Given that more than 20,000 university-based faculty in the U.S. are researching education, simply making it onto the Edu-Scholar list is an accomplishment.”

Rick Hess, Education Week

Hirokazu Yoshikawa

Courtney Sale Ross University Professor of Globalization and Education at Steinhardt, Applied Psychology

hy2042@nyu.edu

Joshua Aronson

Associate Professor of Applied Psychology

joshua.aronson@nyu.edu

Stella Flores

Associate Professor of Higher Education; Director of Access and Equity, Steinhardt Institute for Higher Education Policy (2020-2021 Sabbatical)

stella.flores@nyu.edu