Top Social Sciences and Humanities Scientists in United States

This 1st edition of top scientists ranking for Social Sciences and Humanities was published by Research.com, one of the major websites for Social Sciences and Humanities research offering credible data on scientific contributions since 2014.

The ranking contains h-index, publications and citations values collected on December 6th, 2021. Show more

Our top scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the area of Social Sciences and Humanities, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Social Sciences and Humanities, over 10,371 profiles were examined.

The h-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered is set to 30 if most of their publications are in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the discipline h-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The discipline h-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the ranking.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking whilst without doubt we believe that numbers are never meant to be an obsolete measure to quantify the precious contributions of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s h-index using data compiled Microsoft Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

Our aim is to inspire scholars, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.

World
National
Scholar
H-index
Citations
Publications
2 World 1 National Herbert A. Simon

Herbert A. Simon

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 139 Citations 168,313 284
3 World 2 National Dianne Neumark-Sztainer

Dianne Neumark-Sztainer

University of Minnesota, United States
H-index 139 Citations 43,547 349
4 World 3 National Douglas S. Massey

Douglas S. Massey

Princeton University, United States
H-index 130 Citations 101,917 332
6 World 4 National Greg J. Duncan

Greg J. Duncan

University of California, Irvine, United States
H-index 124 Citations 68,743 348
7 World 5 National Patrick M. O'Malley

Patrick M. O'Malley

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
H-index 118 Citations 60,404 266
8 World 6 National Harold G. Koenig

Harold G. Koenig

Duke University, United States
H-index 116 Citations 35,082 345
11 World 7 National Francis T. Cullen

Francis T. Cullen

University of Cincinnati, United States
H-index 109 Citations 53,466 332
12 World 8 National Jerald G. Bachman

Jerald G. Bachman

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
H-index 108 Citations 56,018 216
13 World 9 National Cheryl L. Perry

Cheryl L. Perry

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, United States
H-index 108 Citations 32,661 282
14 World 10 National Linda Darling-Hammond

Linda Darling-Hammond

Stanford University, United States
H-index 107 Citations 93,584 321
16 World 11 National Ralph J. DiClemente

Ralph J. DiClemente

New York University, United States
H-index 105 Citations 27,755 423
17 World 12 National Robert E. Slavin

Robert E. Slavin

Johns Hopkins University, United States
H-index 105 Citations 40,920 316
18 World 13 National Michael E. Porter

Michael E. Porter

Harvard University, United States
H-index 103 Citations 274,463 310
20 World 14 National Daniel S. Nagin

Daniel S. Nagin

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 101 Citations 41,433 158
22 World 15 National Noam Chomsky

Noam Chomsky

MIT, United States
H-index 99 Citations 239,776 326
23 World 16 National Amos Tversky

Amos Tversky

Stanford University, United States
H-index 99 Citations 360,198 115
28 World 17 National Peter A. Singer

Peter A. Singer

Princeton University, United States
H-index 97 Citations 36,078 501
32 World 18 National Robert J. Sampson

Robert J. Sampson

Harvard University, United States
H-index 97 Citations 90,667 179
35 World 19 National Robert E. Kraut

Robert E. Kraut

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 96 Citations 47,246 217
37 World 20 National Max H. Bazerman

Max H. Bazerman

Harvard University, United States
H-index 94 Citations 36,616 243
38 World 21 National Christopher G. Ellison

Christopher G. Ellison

The University of Texas at San Antonio, United States
H-index 94 Citations 29,969 179
39 World 22 National Ernest T. Pascarella

Ernest T. Pascarella

University of Iowa, United States
H-index 93 Citations 53,376 238
42 World 24 National Janet Currie

Janet Currie

Princeton University, United States
H-index 91 Citations 38,223 220
43 World 23 National Jacquelyn C. Campbell

Jacquelyn C. Campbell

Johns Hopkins University, United States
H-index 91 Citations 27,445 280
51 World 25 National Stephen Polasky

Stephen Polasky

University of Minnesota, United States
H-index 89 Citations 52,329 253
53 World 26 National John Dewey

John Dewey

Columbia University, United States
H-index 89 Citations 250,937 368
54 World 27 National Martha Craven Nussbaum

Martha Craven Nussbaum

University of Chicago, United States
H-index 89 Citations 61,770 403
59 World 28 National Nick C. Ellis

Nick C. Ellis

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
H-index 88 Citations 31,299 197
61 World 29 National Thomas L. McKenzie

Thomas L. McKenzie

San Diego State University, United States
H-index 88 Citations 28,194 199
65 World 30 National Erik Brynjolfsson

Erik Brynjolfsson

Stanford University, United States
H-index 87 Citations 77,320 195
68 World 32 National Robert M. Seyfarth

Robert M. Seyfarth

University of Pennsylvania, United States
H-index 86 Citations 18,141 99
69 World 31 National S. Bryn Austin

S. Bryn Austin

Harvard University, United States
H-index 86 Citations 20,010 316
71 World 33 National Peter M. Bentler

Peter M. Bentler

University of California, Los Angeles, United States
H-index 85 Citations 96,180 148
72 World 34 National Sara Kiesler

Sara Kiesler

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 85 Citations 58,183 165
73 World 35 National Marcia C. Linn

Marcia C. Linn

University of California, Berkeley, United States
H-index 85 Citations 26,916 239
75 World 36 National Dorothy L. Cheney

Dorothy L. Cheney

University of Pennsylvania, United States
H-index 84 Citations 18,083 95
76 World 37 National Manuel Castells

Manuel Castells

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 84 Citations 92,367 191
77 World 38 National Talcott Parsons

Talcott Parsons

Harvard University, United States
H-index 84 Citations 126,945 177
79 World 39 National Ron Stall

Ron Stall

University of Pittsburgh, United States
H-index 84 Citations 19,756 192
82 World 41 National Jane Waldfogel

Jane Waldfogel

Columbia University, United States
H-index 84 Citations 27,093 232
83 World 40 National Sara McLanahan

Sara McLanahan

Princeton University, United States
H-index 84 Citations 34,394 193
86 World 42 National Robert Boyd

Robert Boyd

Arizona State University, United States
H-index 82 Citations 58,895 167
88 World 43 National Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson

Columbia University, United States
H-index 82 Citations 50,075 177
89 World 45 National George D. Kuh

George D. Kuh

Indiana University, United States
H-index 82 Citations 43,339 219
90 World 44 National Donald P. Green

Donald P. Green

Columbia University, United States
H-index 82 Citations 39,831 171
94 World 46 National Larry V. Hedges

Larry V. Hedges

Northwestern University, United States
H-index 81 Citations 37,678 172
96 World 47 National Rifat Atun

Rifat Atun

Harvard University, United States
H-index 81 Citations 23,083 382
97 World 48 National Danielle S. McNamara

Danielle S. McNamara

Arizona State University, United States
H-index 81 Citations 18,557 266
98 World 50 National Bruce G. Simons-Morton

Bruce G. Simons-Morton

National Institutes of Health, United States
H-index 81 Citations 17,629 239
99 World 49 National Raul Caetano

Raul Caetano

Pacific Institute, United States
H-index 81 Citations 21,688 249
103 World 51 National Gary King

Gary King

Harvard University, United States
H-index 80 Citations 64,609 177
104 World 52 National Burton H. Singer

Burton H. Singer

University of Florida, United States
H-index 80 Citations 28,744 151
105 World 53 National Lawrence D. Frank

Lawrence D. Frank

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 80 Citations 32,465 163
108 World 54 National James H. Fowler

James H. Fowler

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 80 Citations 33,383 159
109 World 55 National Robert S. Kaplan

Robert S. Kaplan

Harvard University, United States
H-index 80 Citations 115,708 209
112 World 56 National Karl E. Weick

Karl E. Weick

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
H-index 80 Citations 139,710 155
114 World 57 National David Lewis

David Lewis

Princeton University, United States
H-index 79 Citations 55,519 152
116 World 58 National S. V. Subramanian

S. V. Subramanian

Harvard University, United States
H-index 79 Citations 18,408 358
120 World 59 National Kenneth R. Koedinger

Kenneth R. Koedinger

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 78 Citations 20,597 219
121 World 60 National Joseph Krajcik

Joseph Krajcik

Michigan State University, United States
H-index 78 Citations 38,226 215
123 World 61 National Barbara A. Cornblatt

Barbara A. Cornblatt

Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, United States
H-index 78 Citations 2,425 16
128 World 62 National Jonathan S. Skinner

Jonathan S. Skinner

Dartmouth College, United States
H-index 77 Citations 25,713 176
129 World 63 National James Paul Gee

James Paul Gee

Arizona State University, United States
H-index 77 Citations 96,306 155
131 World 64 National Everett M. Rogers

Everett M. Rogers

University of New Mexico, United States
H-index 77 Citations 98,591 168
132 World 65 National Norman K. Denzin

Norman K. Denzin

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States
H-index 77 Citations 257,899 277
133 World 66 National Dietram A. Scheufele

Dietram A. Scheufele

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
H-index 77 Citations 34,119 205
134 World 67 National Donald A. Norman

Donald A. Norman

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 76 Citations 77,432 73
135 World 68 National David H. Jonassen

David H. Jonassen

University of Missouri, United States
H-index 76 Citations 47,356 156
136 World 69 National Andy Hargreaves

Andy Hargreaves

Boston College, United States
H-index 76 Citations 49,115 158
138 World 70 National Thomas Dietz

Thomas Dietz

Michigan State University, United States
H-index 76 Citations 48,314 174
139 World 71 National Gregory A. Aarons

Gregory A. Aarons

University of California, San Diego, United States
H-index 76 Citations 23,948 226
140 World 73 National Philip G. Altbach

Philip G. Altbach

Boston College, United States
H-index 76 Citations 33,156 409
141 World 72 National Daniel T. Lichter

Daniel T. Lichter

Cornell University, United States
H-index 76 Citations 17,912 170
143 World 75 National Richard A. Crosby

Richard A. Crosby

University of Kentucky, United States
H-index 75 Citations 15,177 299
144 World 74 National Stephen W. Raudenbush

Stephen W. Raudenbush

University of Chicago, United States
H-index 75 Citations 88,891 119
152 World 76 National Lawrence W. Green

Lawrence W. Green

University of California, San Francisco, United States
H-index 74 Citations 26,017 197
157 World 77 National Arne L. Kalleberg

Arne L. Kalleberg

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
H-index 74 Citations 36,913 163
158 World 79 National James Emil Flege

James Emil Flege

University of Alabama at Birmingham, United States
H-index 74 Citations 23,116 119
160 World 78 National Richard J. Shavelson

Richard J. Shavelson

Stanford University, United States
H-index 74 Citations 43,320 204
161 World 80 National Tyler J. VanderWeele

Tyler J. VanderWeele

Harvard University, United States
H-index 73 Citations 15,118 201
162 World 81 National Bennett A. Shaywitz

Bennett A. Shaywitz

Yale University, United States
H-index 73 Citations 15,513 62
165 World 82 National Kathleen M. Carley

Kathleen M. Carley

Carnegie Mellon University, United States
H-index 73 Citations 26,505 365
166 World 83 National Vimla L. Patel

Vimla L. Patel

New York Academy of Medicine, United States
H-index 73 Citations 14,755 210
168 World 84 National Joe Zhu

Joe Zhu

Worcester Polytechnic Institute, United States
H-index 73 Citations 31,123 181
169 World 85 National J. Scott Armstrong

J. Scott Armstrong

University of Pennsylvania, United States
H-index 73 Citations 39,700 243
170 World 86 National Arun Agrawal

Arun Agrawal

University of Michigan–Ann Arbor, United States
H-index 73 Citations 37,253 166
171 World 87 National Kenneth Tobin

Kenneth Tobin

City University of New York, United States
H-index 73 Citations 18,079 232
177 World 88 National Marcia G. Ory

Marcia G. Ory

Texas A&M University, United States
H-index 72 Citations 16,099 299
178 World 89 National Sarnoff A. Mednick

Sarnoff A. Mednick

University of Southern California, United States
H-index 72 Citations 8,632 77
179 World 91 National Edward O. Laumann

Edward O. Laumann

University of Chicago, United States
H-index 72 Citations 30,248 134
181 World 90 National Sophia Vinogradov

Sophia Vinogradov

University of Minnesota, United States
H-index 72 Citations 1,999 33
183 World 92 National Michael G. Vaughn

Michael G. Vaughn

Saint Louis University, United States
H-index 72 Citations 11,554 346
184 World 93 National James G. March

James G. March

Stanford University, United States
H-index 72 Citations 198,321 143
185 World 95 National Mark L. Hatzenbuehler

Mark L. Hatzenbuehler

Harvard University, United States
H-index 72 Citations 17,411 110
187 World 94 National Patrick T. Terenzini

Patrick T. Terenzini

Pennsylvania State University, United States
H-index 72 Citations 42,201 136
188 World 96 National John W. Meyer

John W. Meyer

Stanford University, United States
H-index 72 Citations 85,416 142
193 World 97 National Edward Maibach

Edward Maibach

George Mason University, United States
H-index 72 Citations 20,668 192
194 World 98 National John Roberts

John Roberts

Rice University, United States
H-index 71 Citations 49,297 197
195 World 99 National Kenneth A. Bollen

Kenneth A. Bollen

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, United States
H-index 71 Citations 82,730 121
197 World 100 National Michel Wedel

Michel Wedel

University of Maryland, College Park, United States
H-index 71 Citations 19,714 159

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