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Richard Ingersoll

University of Pennsylvania

Richard Ingersoll is Professor of Education and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania. He received a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992. His areas of expertise include school organization, teacher support and quality, and sociology of education. His research is nationally recognized, was cited by President Clinton in a number of speeches announcing his teacher recruitment and training initiatives, influenced the No Child Left Behind Act, and has been featured in numerous major education reports, including those published by the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future, the Education Trust, the Alliance for Excellence in Education, the National Governors' Association and the international Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development.