Artiles, Berliner and Glass named to list of most influential education scholars


Meghan Krein

Today, American Enterprise Institute director of education policy studies and Education Week blogger Frederick M. Hess released his 2019 “Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.” Each year, Hess’ committee of experts honors the top 200 university-based scholars in education — from a pool of over 20,000 — who had the greatest influence on the nation’s education discourse throughout the year.

Regents Professor Emeritus and Research Professor David C. Berliner; Alfredo J. Artiles, dean of ASU’s Graduate College and Ryan C. Harris Memorial Endowed Professor of Special Education, and Gene Glass, Regents Professor Emeritus — all faculty members at ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College — were among the 2019 influencers. Artiles was also named as an influencer in 2017 and 2018, and Berliner in 2017.

“As I see it,” says Hess, “the extraordinary policy scholar excels in five areas: disciplinary scholarship, policy analysis and popular writing, convening and shepherding collaborations, providing incisive media commentary, and speaking in the public square. This whole endeavor is admittedly an imperfect exercise. Of course, the same can be said about college rankings, NFL quarterback ratings, or international scorecards of human rights. Yet such efforts convey real information and help spark useful discussion.”

Watch Berliner speak about income equality and education: