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June 24, 2008

Scholars at ULM are among nation's best

A national report ranks the University of Louisiana at Monroe among the top 20 universities that produce the most scholarly work. ULM is the only Louisiana university included in the ranking.

The Faculty Scholarly Productivity Index, partially financed by the State University of New York at Stony Brook and produced by Academic Analytics, measures the scholarly work of more than 7,300 doctoral programs in the country; the index measures book and journal publications, journal article citations, federally-funded research grants, and other awards. Universities that publish the most work are included in the index.

ULM ranks in the category: Top 20 Specialized Research Universities for Business, Education, and Social Sciences, 2006-2007. ULM’s doctoral programs in this category are housed in the College of Education and Human Development: Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy, Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction and Ed.D. in Educational Leadership.

Provost Stephen Richters said, "I'm proud of the quality of research produced by faculty in all areas of the university, and I'm pleased with this national recognition of our academic programs."

Founded in 2005, AA LLC compiles and produces the Index and the Faculty Scholarly Productivity Database, a quantitative method for ranking doctoral programs at Research Universities based on a set of statistical algorithms developed by Dr. Lawrence Martin, Ph.D., and Dr. Anthony Olejniczak, Ph.D.

The index is updated yearly, based on the previous academic year. The index may be viewed at:

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