Steinhardt’s Education Policy Academics Rank Among Most Influential in the Nation

Steinhardt faculty members are among the most influential education policy academics in the country according to the 2018 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Ratings, published by Frederick M. Hess, American Enterprise Institute director of education policy.

Steinhardt faculty clockwise from top: Dean Dominic J. Brewer, David E. Kirkland, Stella M. Flores, Joshua Aronson, Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Okhee Lee, and Diane Ravitch.

The rankings list 200 scholars whose ideas move from academic journals into the public discourse; university-based scholars who are doing the most to influence educational policy and practice. Faculty are evaluated according to the number of books published and Amazon ranking; number of mentions in the press, blogs and the Congressional Record; Twitter Klout score; and Google Scholar score, which calculates citations of the scholar’s work.Steinhardt faculty members on the 2018 Edu-Scholar Public Influence list are:

Diane Ravitch (#5), Okhee Lee (#86), Joshua Aronson (#99) Hirokazu Yoshikawa (#100), Dominic J. Brewer (#145), David E. Kirkland (#182), and Stella M. Flores (#190).

“One small way to encourage academics to step into the fray and revisit academic norms is, I think, by doing more to recognize and value those scholars who engage in public discourse,” Hess said. “These results offer insight into how scholars in a field of public concern are influencing thinking and the national discourse.”