The College of Education congratulates faculty members Angela Valenzuela, professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, and Stella Flores, associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy, for being named to the 2022 RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings list.
The list recognizes the 200 university-based scholars who had the biggest influence on educational practice and policy in 2021. The scholars all have formal university affiliations and focus primarily on educational questions.
Valenzuela specializes in urban education from a sociological and multicultural perspective, with a focus on minority youth in schools, particularly at the K-12 level.
Flores’ research examines the effects of state and federal policies on college access and completion outcomes for low-income and underrepresented populations including immigrant and English learner students.
To make it on the list each scholar was scored in nine categories including their Google scholar score, book points, highest Amazon ranking, syllabus points, newspaper mentions, education press mentions, web mentions, congressional record mentions and Twitter score.