The pioneer of meta-analysis


Meghan Krein

Gene V. Glass is a research professor in the School of Education at the University of Colorado at Boulder and Regents Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University. Having coined the term “meta-analysis,” Glass has made enormous contributions to education statistics, educational policy and the social sciences. His work — particularly, “Benefits of Psychotherapy” (1980), about psychotherapy outcome studies — is said to have changed psychology.

A former president of the American Educational Research Association, Glass is also a member of the National Academy of Education. He has authored more than a dozen books and nearly 200 scholarly articles, and advocates for the expansion of open access to scholarship through free, online publications.

Glass is the founding editor of Education Policy Analysis Archives, the International Journal of Education and the Arts and the Education Review.

Visit Inside the Academy of Education to read more about Glass, watch more of his interviews and see personal photos.