American Enterprise Institute director of education policy studies and Education Week blogger Frederick M. Hess released his 2020 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Ranking. This list spotlights the top 200 education scholars who move ideas from academic journals into the national conversation. With well over 20,000 university-based faculty tackling educational questions in the U.S., the University of Michigan is proud to be home to five faculty members ranked in the top 200: Deborah Loewenberg Ball, David K. Cohen, Nell K. Duke, Susan Dynarski, and Brian A. Jacob.
The Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings reflect, in roughly equal parts, the influence of a scholar's academic scholarship and their influence on public debate as reflected in old and new media. The rankings employ nine publicly available metrics: Google Scholar, Book Points, Highest Amazon Ranking, Syllabus Points, Education Press Mentions, Web Mentions, Newspaper Mentions, Congressional Record Mentions, and Twitter Score.