Berliner, Artiles named to 2017 list of America’s most influential education scholars


Erik Ketcherside

Research Professor and Regents Professor Emeritus David Berliner is one of the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College faculty members named to the RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.

Watch video of David Berliner on “Inside the Academy"

Frederick “Rick” Hess is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, where he directs education policy studies. His opinion and analysis blog, “Rick Hess Straight Up,” is featured in Education Week and provides the platform for his “RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.” Each year, Hess’ committee of experts honors the 200 university-based education scholars — of tens of thousands who might qualify — who had the greatest influence on the nation's education discourse throughout the year.

Among the influencers for 2017 are two faculty members of ASU’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College: Research Professor and Regents Professor Emeritus David Berliner; and Alfredo Artiles, Ryan C. Harris Memorial Endowed Professor of Special Education. Previous years’ lists have included faculty members Gene Glass, Regents Professor Emeritus; Associate Professor David Garcia; Professor Audrey Amrein-Beardsley; and Sherman Dorn, professor and director of the Division of Educational Leadership and Innovation.

David Berliner’s name has appeared on the list multiple times, with increasingly higher rankings. He has written more than 200 published articles, technical reports and book chapters, and is author or co-author of several books. His textbook with N.L. Gage, “Educational Psychology,” is in its sixth edition. He is a past president of both the American Educational Research Association and the educational psychology division of the American Psychological Association.

In 2009, Berliner was the subject of a series of videos for the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College “Inside the Academy” series that revealed many of his insights on education and educational psychology, and included “Becoming David,” a reminiscence of his journey from Bronx schoolyards to scholarship, and a career that would bring him the Brock International Prize for distinguished contributions to education.