Two Johns Hopkins educators recognized for shaping U.S. educational policy and practice

Robert Slavin, Jonathan Plucker included in RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings

Two Johns Hopkins University education professors, Robert Slavin and Jonathan Plucker, are among the top university-based scholars in the U.S. who are doing the most to shape education policy and practice right now, according to rankings released Wednesday.

Robert Slavin and Jonathan Plucker

Image caption: Robert Slavin (left) and Jonathan Plucker

Slavin, director of the Center for Research and Reform in Education at JHU's School of Education, ranks No. 13 out of 200 scholars on the 2018 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings. Plucker, the Julian C. Stanley Professor of Talent Development, who holds a joint appointment at the Center for Talented Youth and School of Education, ranks No. 93 on the list.

The rankings take into account several criteria, including citations by other scholars; number of books authored and edited; and mentions on the web, in newspapers, and in the national press.

The list includes some of education's most prominent scholars, including Diane Ravitch of New York University and Stanford University's Claude Steele. To be eligible, scholars must be based at a university and focus primarily on educational questions.