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Howard Professor Ranks Among Top Education Scholars

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Washington – Professor of Counseling Psychology at Howard University and author Ivory A. Toldson, Ph.D. It has been recognized among the nation’s best scholars in the field of education in Edu-Scholar 2022 العام Overall Impact Ratings. The annual list ranks the top 200 researchers based on their impact on academic scholarship and public debate as reflected in both old and new media.

The ranking aims to recognize and encourage scholars who successfully integrate scholarship, policy and practice. As a scholar and advocate of education, the Toldson Ranking is emblematic of his longstanding efforts to do so. The author of several publications, Toldson’s 2019 book, “No BS (Bad Stats): Black People Need People Who Believe in Blacks Enough Not to Believe Everything Bad They Hear About Blacks,” explores how the data most commonly used to create decisions about black students are misleading It provides alternative ways of dealing with the use of data in the pursuit of educational equity.

“Today, I work with school districts to help them understand the data and how the data can be used in responsible ways to understand issues of racial injustice and equity in their schools,” Toldson said. “I also do a lot in STEM education, working with HBCU especially to make sure that funding for STEM education and research is fair.”

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For five years, Toldson was president of the Quality Education Network for Minorities (QEM), a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving education for underrepresented students. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Negro Education and Executive Editor of the Journal of Policy Analysis and Research, published by the Congressional Institution Black Cocos, Inc. Recently, he was appointed as the National Director of Education Innovation and Research for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).

Toldson described his work with the NAACP as “the embodiment of an academic activism that is national in scope with an overly local footprint.” To combat the biggest challenges in our education system, Toldson will oversee national strategies to harness the strength of the NAACP’s 2,200 local chapters and 2.2 million members to empower black learners.

The Edu-Scholar Public Influence Ratings is in its 12th year of publication and was created by Director of Education Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute and Education Week blogger Frederick M. Hess. Ranking metrics are formulated using nine publicly available sources, including Google Scholar, Amazon, Twitter, books, syllabuses, press mentions, web beacons, newspaper mentions, and congressional filings.

Read more about the 2022 Edu-Scholar Impact Ratings here.

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About Howard University

Founded in 1867, Howard University is a private research university consisting of 14 schools and colleges. Students pursue more than 140 programs of study leading to undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. Operating with a commitment to excellence in truth and service, the university has produced one Schwarzman Scholar, three Marshall Scholars, four Rhodes Scholars, 12 Truman Scholars, 25 Pickering Fellows, and more than 165 Fulbright Scholarship recipients. Howard also produces more African-American Ph.D’s on campus. Recipients of awards from any other university in the United States. For more information about Howard University, visit www.howard.edu.

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