Rankings and recognitions don't tell the full story, but we are certainly excited when other organizations highlight some of the amazing things that happen in our Department. Academic Analytics ranks the University of Utah’s Department of Special Education 14th in the country with regard to faculty scholarly productivity. As Dr. Susan Johnston, Chair of the Department of Special Education stated, “These rankings illustrate the faculty’s commitment to academic excellence and their dedication to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities and their families.”
The Academic Analytics Database (AAD) includes information on over 270,000 faculty members associated with more than 10,000 departments at over 385 universities in the United States and abroad. The data include the primary areas of scholarly research accomplishment: the publication of scholarly work as books and journal articles, citations to published journal articles, research funding by federal agencies, and honorific awards bestowed upon faculty members.