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Three Brown Education Professors Among Country's Most Influential

January 23, 2017

The Brown Department of Education is pleased to have three scholars among Education Week's 2017 RHSU (Rick Hess Straight Up) Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, an annual list of the top 200 (out of tens of thousands) of U.S. university-based researchers who, based on factors from Amazon rankings to press attention to syllabus points, are most strongly influencing educational policy and practice. 

The Brown Department of Education's honored influential scholars are:

  • Department Chair; The Walter and Leonore Annenberg Professor in Education Policy; Professor of Political Science, Public Policy, and Urban Studies; and Director of Urban Education Policy Program Kenneth Wong, who is teaching Urban Politics and School Governance this spring; 
  • Assistant Professor of Education Matthew Kraft; and
  • Assistant Professor of Education John Papay, who is teaching Policy Analysis and and Program Evaluation for Education this spring.