Richard Ingersoll, Ph.D.

Professor, Graduate School of Education
Professor, Department of Sociology (secondary appointment)

Research Description: 

Dr. Ingersoll's research is concerned with the character of elementary and secondary schools as workplaces, teachers as employees and teaching as a job. He has published numerous articles, reports and pieces on the management and organization of schools; the problem of under-qualified teachers; the debate over school accountability; the problems of teacher turnover and teacher shortages; the status of teaching as a profession; and the degree to which schools are centralized or decentralized and its impact on school performance.

Contact Information: 

Graduate School of Education
University of Pennsylvania
3700 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19104

Telephone: 215.573.5674
Fax: 215.573.5674

Email: rmi@gse.upenn.edu