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Ruth N. López Turley
Professor of Sociology
Associate Director of Research, Kinder Institute for Urban Research
Director, Houston Education Research Consortium

Office: Sewall Hall 378
Contact: 713-348-5713 | E-mail 

Prof. Turley founded the Houston Education Research Consortium (HERC), a partnership between Rice University and the Houston Independent School District that aims to improve the connection between education researchers and decision makers for the purpose of closing achievement gaps and improving outcomes for students.

Prof. Turley also helped to launch the National Network of Education Research-Practice Partnerships (NNERPP), which supports and develops partnerships between research institutions and education agencies throughout the country. Prof. Turley completed her undergraduate work at Stanford University and her graduate work at Harvard University.