The Kant evaluators were a mix of leading figures in Kant studies (e.g., Guyer, Keller, Pereboom, Proops, Watkins, Wood, among others) and leading historians of modern philosophy whose work intersects with Kant (e.g., Clark, Garber, McCann, Rosen, among others).
The results, below the fold, are followed by some comments:
Evaluators: Maudemarie Clark, Steven Crowell, Daniel Garber, Sebastian Gardner, Paul Guyer, Michael Hardimon, William Harper, Pierre Keller, Edwin McCann, Yitzhak Melamed, Dean Moyar, Andreja Novakovic, Brian O’Connor, Derk Pereboom, Ian Proops, Michael Rosen, Eric Watkins, Allen Wood.
The top three programs seem hard to quarrel with: NYU (Beatrice Longuenesse and Anja Jauering, with David Velleman working on Kant's ethics as well), Stanford (Lanier Anderson and Michael Friedman, plus Graciela de Pierris also does some work on Kant and Jorah Dannenberg does some work on Kant's ethics), and UC San Diego (Lucy Allais, Clinton Tolley, and Eric Watkins, plus Michael Hardimon working on German Idealism and the early modern scholar Donald Rutherford also doing some work on Kant). As the median and modes reveal, there isn't that big a gap between the programs with a rounded mean of 4.5 and those with a rounded mean of 4.0. Brown (with Paul Guyer, among others) and Indiana (with Allen Wood and Marcia Baron, among others) could well have been higher, though the age, respectively, of Guyer and of Wood may have been a factor in the scores. Personally, I was surprised Johns Hopkins wasn't higher (with Eckart Forster, among others). Of the other results, I would expect Princeton to go up to the 3.5 grouping and Penn to go down to the 3.0 grouping now that Andrew Chignell has moved from Penn to Princeton (which took place after the surveys). (By contrast, Sally Sedgwick's prospective move from UIC to BU was reflected in the faculty listings, though UIC still has a significant Kant scholar in Daniel Sutherland, hence its remaining in Group 4.) Notre Dame appropriately dropped with the retirement of Karl Ameriks, although they still have good coverage with Katharina Kraus, at the junior level, and Fred Rush at the senior level. Students should again attend to the median and modes to see which schools are arguably competitive with the schools in the next higher grouping. My own judgment is that UCL (with Sebastian Gardner) and Northwestern (with Rachel Zuckert) are both a bit underranked, as the median and mode scores would also suggest. Of course, any individual's judgment is likely to differ from the results that aggregate the judgments of many scholars.