Stephen J. Ceci
Ceci's research falls into three categories. First, his work on the effects of schooling on intellectual development has revealed the mechanisms by which school attendance boosts IQ scores. Second, his research on children's memory has resulted in briefs to the United States Supreme Court as well as numerous other policy venues. Finally, his research on factors that influence the success of women in academic science has challenged a number of popular claims and his work is among the highest cited and most influential. It combines both synthetic reviews in the top journals (PNAS, Psychological Bulletin) and experimental work (PNAS).