Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab ranked 10th most influential education scholar

In recognition of university-based scholars in the U.S. who are doing the most to influence educational policy and practice, Rick Hess of EducationWeek released the 2017 Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings. In this year's ranking, Dr. Sara Goldrick-Rab, Professor of Higher Education Policy and Sociology was ranked 10th. Goldrick-Rab has been ranked for six consecutive years. Her previous rankings are as follows:

2017: 10th
2016: 13th
2015: 29th
2014: 62nd
2013: 60th
2012: 31st

The ranking metrics reflect both a scholar's larger body of work and their impact on the public discourse last year. Hess suggests that Goldrick-Rab has carved an outsized public profile on issues related to college costs. Furthermore, Goldrick-Rab's influential book Paying the Price, recent appearance on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, and mentions in mainstream newspapers are cited as examples of her public influence.

Read more about the 2017 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.

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