Morgan State Grad Ranked Inside the Top 10 on Nation’s Most Influential Scholars in Education List

Gloria Ladson-Billings, the past president of American Educational Research Association, and also an alumnae of Morgan State University in Baltimore, is one of 200 university-based scholars recognized in the latest RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.

Ladson-Billings comes in fifth on the list, and is also among two other Black people, Linda Darling-Hammond, and Claude Steele, ranked inside the top ten on the list of the country’s most influential scholars in education.

The rankings “include the top 150 finishers from last year, along with 50 “at-large” nominees chosen by the 26-member selection committee,” reports Education Week’s Rick Hess.

“The metrics, as explained yesterday, recognize university-based scholars in the U.S. who are doing the most to influence educational policy and practice,” Hess explained. “The rubric reflects both a scholar’s larger body of work and their impact on the public discourse last year.”

From The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education:

“Gloria Ladson-Billings ranked fifth among most influential scholars in education. She holds the Kellner Family Chair in Urban Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Professor Ladson-Billings is a past president of the American Educational Research Association. She is a graduate of Morgan State University in Baltimore and holds a master’s degree from the University of Washington and a doctorate from Stanford University. Dr. Ladson-Billings is the author of Beyond the Big House: African American Educators on Teacher Education (Teachers College Press, 2005) and The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children (Jossey-Bass, 2005).”

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