Leadership Opinion

Want to Be a Public Scholar? Here's What You Need to Know

An Opinion Collection

To mark the annual release of the 2019 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings, Education Week Commentary partnered with Frederick M. Hess to invite four education and policy scholars to discuss the following query: What’s the best advice you’ve ever gotten on how to be a public scholar?

Accompanying their perspectives is original analysis of this year’s new Edu-Scholar data by the Education Week Research Center. What were the most popular doctorate degrees among these leading scholars? Which universities are best represented on the list? When did these scholars first enter the academic realm?

Anthony Russo for Education Week
School & District Management Opinion The First Rule of Public Scholarship? Nobody Knows Anything
It’s not easy to become a public scholar. Frederick M. Hess shares the lessons he learned the hard way about being an education "expert."
Rick Hess, January 15, 2019
5 min read
School & District Management Opinion Ed. Researchers, Here's How to Actually Improve Policy
Public scholarship isn't just about sounding off on social media. Here are four lessons to make your research count, from Katharine O. Strunk.
Katharine O. Strunk, January 15, 2019
3 min read
School & District Management Opinion To Become a Public Scholar, I Had to Face a Reality
Want to work on research that will actually help students? Sometimes the greatest obstacle to public engagement is oneself, writes Nora Gordon.
Nora Gordon, January 15, 2019
3 min read
School & District Management Opinion I'm a Researcher. Here's What Happened When I Traded Activism for Social Science
Finding your voice as a public scholar can be a struggle. Roberto G. Gonzales explains why it was for him.
Roberto G. Gonzales, January 15, 2019
3 min read
Education From Our Research Center What Do We Know About America's Most Influential Ed. Scholars?
Where did the top RHSU Edu-Scholars go to school? What did they study? Delve into a new analysis of the top education scholars around the country.
January 15, 2019