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Peabody researchers among top in country in 2023 Edu-Scholar rankings

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From left to right: Camilla Benbow, Jason Grissom, Carolyn Heinrich, Rich Milner

Education Week recently released the 2023 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, an annual list of education researchers who have demonstrated the greatest influence over educational policy and practice. Four researchers from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development are among the 200 who made the rankings.

That places them in the top 1 percent of the more than 20,000 university-based education researchers according to Frederick M. Hess, director of education policy for the American Enterprise Institute. Hess compiles the data each year.

The rankings draw on nine metrics, including social media presence, book and journal publications and citations, education media mentions, and number of times cited by members of Congress.

The four Vanderbilt faculty members recognized in the 2023 rankings are:

  • Camilla Benbow, Patricia and Rodes Hart Dean of Education and Human Development, Office of the Dean, Department of Psychology and Human Development
  • Jason Grissom, Patricia and Rodes Hart Chair and professor of leadership, policy, and organizations; faculty director, Tennessee Education Research Alliance
  • Carolyn Heinrich, Patricia and Rodes Hart Professor of Public Policy and Education, Department of Leadership, Policy, and Organizations
  • Rich Milner, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Education, Department of Teaching and Learning

The complete list of 2023 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings includes more information about the rubric used to calculate results.