Six Vanderbilt Peabody Researchers Recognized by Edu-Scholar Influence Ranking

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Nashville, TN (TN Tribune)–Education Week recently released the 2021 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, an annual list highlighting education researchers who have demonstrated the greatest influence over educational policy and practice. Six researchers from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development were selected for inclusion this year. The Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings draw on nine metrics, including social media presence, book and journal publication and citations, education press mentions, and number of times cited by members of Congress. The data are compiled each year by Frederick M. Hess, director of education policy for the American Enterprise Institute, and published by Education Week. Hess notes the competitiveness of the list, explaining, “Simply being included in this list of 200 scholars is an accomplishment, given the 20,000 or more who might qualify.” “My colleagues and I are all deeply committed to conducting research that contributes to the evidence base that influences public engagement and policy and practice in education,” said Ellen Goldring, Patricia and Rodes Hart Chair and professor of education and leadership at Peabody College. The six Vanderbilt faculty members recognized in the 2021 rankings are: Camilla Benbow, Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development, Office of...

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