William F. Tate, dean of the Graduate School at Washington University in St. Louis, is included in the 2018 “Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings,” as determined by Frederick M. Hess, the American Enterprise Institute’s director of education policy.
The list recognizes 200 university-based scholars who shape public discussions of education. Using nine metrics, Hess calculated how much university-based academics moved ideas from academic journals into the national conversation.
A member of the faculty of Arts & Sciences since 2002, Tate is a leading scholar in human capital development in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM); social epidemiology and adolescent development; political economy of urban metropolitan regions; and leadership in public-private human services alliances and research collaborations.
As dean, he has helped strengthen interdisciplinary graduate education and has pursued innovative ways to support graduate students’ unique needs.