Three Curry alumni made the 2012 list of Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings published on the Education Week blog called Rick Hess Straight Up:
Patrick J. McGuinn (M.Ed. ’01 Ed Policy Studies) was 40th on the list of 121 university-based academics who are contributing most substantially to public debates about schools and schooling. McGuinn is an associate professor in the Political Science Department at Drew University. His first book, No Child Left Behind and the Transformation of Federal Education Policy, 1965-2005 (University Press of Kansas, 2006), was selected as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title. Before he left Virginia McGuinn also earned a Ph.D. in Government from the Department of Politics (’03).
Jonathan Plucker (Ph.D. ‘95 Ed Psych) showed up at 53rd. Plucker is a professor of educational psychology and cognitive science at the Indiana University School of Education and director of the Center for Evaluation and Education Policy. Plucker wrote Essentials of Creativity Assessment with James Kaufman and John Baer, and he wrote Critical Issues and Practices in Gifted Education: What the Research Says with Carolyn Callahan.
Michelle Reininger (M.Ed. ’01 Ed Policy Studies) also appeared on the list. Reininger is an assistant professor and the executive director of the Center for Education Policy Analysis in the Stanford University School of Education. After Curry she earned an MA in economics and a PhD in the economics of education from Stanford.
The rankings focused on scholars who do policy-relevant research. Read how the rankings were determined.