Tate named a top influencer in higher education

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.

This article originally appeared in The Source.