Journal of Blacks in Higher Education Ranks Adolph Reed as Most Cited Black Political Scientist

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | 215-898-6460 | jposey@pobox.upenn.eSeptember 25, 2007

PHILADELPHIA -- Adolph Reed, professor of political science at the University of Pennsylvania, is the most cited black political scientist in the just published Journal of Blacks in Higher Education's Annual Citation Rankings of Black Scholars.

With 59 citations, Reed holds the 14th spot overall in the JBHE Citation Rankings of Black Scholars in the Social Sciences and Humanities and is tied for the 16th spot overall with David Levering Lewis of New York University in the JBHE Citation Rankings of Black Scholars in the Arts and Humanities.  

"This wonderful recognition of Adolph's scholarship is yet another sign of the excellence characterizing the political science faculty we have recruited in recent years," Avery Goldstein, chair of the political science department and professor of political science at Penn said.

JBHE's rankings are based on Thomson Scientific data gleaned from more than 30 million citations from more than 1.3 million published papers in a wide variety of academic fields.  Citations from 8500 academic journals were analyzed.  Scholars with 10 or more citations were included on the list.  

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