Professors Named Among Top Education Scholars

Professors Katrina Bulkley and Zoë Burkholder recognized for contributions to public discourse on education

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Professors Katrina Bulkley (left) and Zoë Burkholder

Education Week, a leading national education publication, recently released the 2013 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Presence rankings and Montclair State University College of Education and Human Services professors Katrina Bulkley and Zoë Burkholder have been named to the list. Based on the scholars’ academic body of work and their contributions to public discourse on education and policy issues, the rankings recognize “university-based academics who are contributing most substantially to public debates about K-12 and higher education.”

Bulkley, a professor in the Department of Counseling and Educational Leadership, and Burkholder, an assistant professor in the Department of Educational Foundations, are two of only six New Jersey educators in the rankings and they join prominent education scholars on the list from around the country, and from research institutions such as Harvard, Stanford, New York University, UCLA and Columbia.

The rankings take into account published works such as books and articles—and the degree to which these are cited—as well as the scholars’ 2012 footprint on the public discourse, which measures factors such as mentions in the education press, the Congressional Record, or academic blogs. According to Education Week, “The rankings offer a useful…gauge of the public impact edu-scholars had in 2012.”

Read more about the professors at Education Scholars.