The tables pretty much speak for themselves. The top finisher in Curriculum, Instruction, and Administration was Gloria Ladson-Billings; in Economics, Raj Chetty; in Government and Policy, Terry Moe; in Psychology, Angela Duckworth (Full disclosure: Angela Duckworth blogs for Education Week); and, in Sociology, Robert Slavin.
Beyond the disciplinary breakdowns, I also want to give a special nod to junior faculty who made the Edu-Scholar rankings. Given that the exercise, by design, favors scholars who’ve built bodies of work and had a sustained impact, the junior faculty who fare well deserve particular notice. Indeed, readers will note that just four junior faculty made the rankings. University of Massachusetts-Lowell’s Jack Schneider topped the junior faculty chart this year, while other ranked junior faculty included Harvard’s Anthony Jack and Peter Blair and Wisconsin’s Bianca Baldridge.
Well, that wraps up the 2021 Edu-Scholar Rankings. We’ll do this all again next year; same time, same place. Next week, we’ll return to our regularly scheduled programming.