BU School of Education associate professor, Marcus A. Winters, was the nation’s 175th most impactful university-based scholar in education policy in 2017, according to the annual Education Week ranking released earlier this week.
The publication ranks university faculty nationwide according to a metric that includes a variety of factors related to the impact of a scholar’s work both in the academic literature and in the popular media. Rick Hess, the author of the rankings, describes the exercise as an attempt to identify “the university-based scholars in the U.S. who are doing the most to shape educational practice and policy.”
Each year, Education Week publically releases the top 200 ranked scholars. According to Hess, “Given that there are well over 20,000 university-based faculty in the U.S. who are tackling education, simply making the Edu-Scholar list should be deemed an accomplishment in its own right.” Winters has ranked within the top 200 each year since 2014. His ranking this year is 11 spots higher than his ranking last year.