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. Sarah Goldrick-Rab, Professor of Higher Education Policy and Sociology was ranked 10th. Goldrick-Rab has been ranked for six consecutive years.
Dr. Doug Lombardi has been recognized for his paper, "Plausibility reappraisals and shifts in middle school students' climate change conceptions", as one of the five most highly cited papers published by Learning and Instruction since 2013.
This medal is the third highest award the Department of the Army bestows to honor civilian contributions that are reflective of superior service, achievement or heroism.
Dr. Ikpa was an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership who started her career at Temple in 1992 and retired in the Spring of 2016. While at Temple she taught a range of graduate courses at both the Harrisburg and Philadelphia campuses. Her instruction focused on the theory and practice of educational administration and on educational reform initiatives.
Dr. Judith Stull, associate professor of higher education, is co-PI on a $1 million grant funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) entitled Emerging STEM Scholars.
“You often see school districts move up in salary rankings as that school district is being developed. You see districts make those rapid accelerations in teacher salaries in a period of growth and housing...it’s during those times when districts feel more optimistic about the future because of growth.”