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Lora Cohen-Vogel included in ‘Public Presence Rankings’

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Lora Cohen-Vogel

Lora Cohen-Vogel, the Robena and Walter E. Hussman, Jr. Distinguished Associate Professor of Policy and Education Reform, has been included in the 2014 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings, a list of university scholars who have the most influence in education policy debates.

Cohen-Vogel, who directs the School of Education’s Ph.D. program in policy, leadership and school improvement, was ranked No. 185.

The ranking is compiled by Education Week blogger Rick Hess with the intent of recognizing university-based academics who contribute most to public debates about K-12 and higher education.

“The rankings offer a novel way of assessing the influence that scholars are having,” Hess said of his rankings. “If universities did more to recognize and encourage publicly-engaged scholars, more might be inclined to step beyond the comfort of the Ivory tower. And, in an age where debates quickly turn shill and polarizing, it’s easy to see how such conversations would benefit from more informed, tempered voices.”

The list is available here.