Angela Duckworth Named Education Week Public Influencer

Angela Duckworth

For the second year in a row, Angela Duckworth, Rosa Lee and Egbert Chang Professor in the  Department of Psychology and the Wharton School, has been named at the top of Education Week’s Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.

Duckworth, bestselling author of Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance and co-founder of Character Lab, a nonprofit that connects researchers with educators to advance science that improves the lives of children, is widely regarded as having helped shape the national dialogue on child development.

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