APPAM Member Ashlyn Nelson Named a Top Contributor in Education Discourse
January 30, 2013 09:53 AM
Education Week recently named Ashlyn Nelson, Assistant Professor at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, to the RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings. This is a list of top contributors to the public debate about education. The rankings are the creation of education researcher and author Rick Hess, who describes them as a way "to recognize those university-based academics who are contributing most substantially to public debates about schools and schooling."
This is the first time on the list for Nelson, who conducts research on housing and education finance, education policy, and the mortgage crisis. "I have tremendous respect and admiration for the scholars listed in the RHSU Edu-Scholar Public Presence Rankings, and I am honored to be mentioned among them," she said. "The rankings illuminate the important role of scholarly research in shaping education policy, and I hope to contribute more in the future."
Nelson's research includes a project with colleagues at three other universities to study the impact of home foreclosure on student performance in school. The three-year project, supported by a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, focuses on communities that were hit hard by the foreclosure crisis in California, Florida, and New York.