Richard Ingersoll, Ph.D.

Richard Ingersoll, Ph.D.

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


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

Research Interests

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.

Courses Taught

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