Dr. Tom Dietz ranked among the top global and national social scientists

June 10, 2022

MSU University Distinguished Professor Dr. Tom Dietz is one of the top social science researchers both in the United States and abroad, according to an online scientific ranking company.

Dr. Dietz is considered the #70 top Social Scientist in the United States, based on a combination of publications, citations, awards and achievements.

Dr. Dietz came in #138 in the world. More than 10,000 social scientists were considered for the ranking, undertaken by the website Research.com, which ranks a wide range of scientists each year.

This is the first edition of their annual ranking for top scientists in the area of social science and humanities.

"We hope (the ranking) will inspire researchers, decision-makers, and entrepreneurs around the world to find out where the leading experts are heading," wrote Imed Bouchrika, chief data scientists for Research.com. "It is a great opportunity for all of us to learn who are the leading experts in different research areas, in different countries, as well as within different universities and research institutions."

Specifically, the ranking cites Dr. Dietz's work in environmental sociology including resource management, climate change, sustainability, social psychology and greenhouse gas.

Also included in the ranking is MSU Sociology affiliated faculty Dr. Kenneth Frank (Counseling, Educational Psychology and Special Education) who is ranked #1554 in the world and #762 in the nation. The late MSU Sociology professor Dr. Lawrence Busch was also ranked as #2714 globally and #1417 nationally. And MSU Sociology chair Dr. Aaron McCright is included at #2910 globally and #1482 nationally.