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Jacob and Weiland make the 2024 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings

January 28, 2024

Education Week has unveiled the annual 2024 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings which rank education scholars based on criteria that determines who has made the largest impact in their field over the previous year.

Christina Weiland, faculty co-director of the Education Policy Initiative (EPI) and Brian Jacob, Ford School professor and Education Policy Initiative co-founder, made the noteworthy list of the top 200 scholars. Both are also professors at the Marsal Family School of Education. 

The list is comprised of university-based scholars who focus primarily on educational questions. To determine their ranking, each scholar was scored in eight categories including: Google Scholar score; the number of books a scholar has authored, co-authored, or edited; the scholar’s highest-ranked book on Amazon; the total number of times the scholar was quoted or mentioned in Education Week, the Chronicle of Higher Education, or Inside Higher Education during 2023; the number of times a scholar was referenced, quoted, or otherwise mentioned online in the previous year; the number of times a scholar was quoted or mentioned in U.S. newspapers; and the number of times a scholar’s text(s) appeared on syllabi.

The rankings were created by Rick Hess, author of EdWeek’s “Rick Hess Straight Up” blog. Hess is a resident senior fellow and director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute.