The acknowledgement has been posted online in the Rick Hess Straight Up (RHSU) blog. Hess is at the American Enterprise Institute and has based his ranking on academic work and citations, as well as media/blog presence. At No. 96, Teske is ranked with two colleagues at Stanford and one scholar from the University of Pennsylvania.
Hess explained the 2013 rankings are “designed to recognize those university-based academics who are contributing most substantially to public debates about K-12 and higher education. The rankings offer a useful, if imperfect, gauge of the public impact edu-scholars had in 2012, both due to short-term activity and longer-term contributions. The rubric reflects both a scholar's body of academic work – encompassing books, articles and the degree to which these are cited – and their 2012 footprint on the public discourse.”
Teske was named a University of Colorado Distinguished Professor by the Board of Regents in 2008.