Lisa Merrill

Area of Study: 
Education Policy, Graduate School of Education
Year of Graduation: 
2013
Research Interests: 
Organizational theory, knowledge management, the politics of education policy, and mixed methods research
Advisor: 
Richard Ingersoll
Dissertation Topic: 
The Relationship Between Teacher Turnover and School Performance in New York City's Middle Schools

Lisa Merrill is a fourth year doctoral student in Education Policy at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education (GSE). Prior to her graduate work, Lisa taught 8th grade math in Brooklyn, New York where she served as her school’s union chapter leader and worked with local politicians and interest groups to improve the New York City schools. She is interested in organizational theory, knowledge management, the politics of education policy, and mixed methods research. In her spare time, Lisa loves to bike around the city, play ping pong, and eat spicy foods.

Presentations: 

Ingersoll, R.M., & Merrill, E. (2011). The status of teaching as a profession. In J.Ballantine and J. Spade (Eds.), Schools and Society: A Sociological Approach to Education. (4th ed., pp.185-198). CA: Pine Forge Press/SAGE Publications.

Ingersoll, R. & Merrill, E. (2011). The changing face of the teaching force. Chapter in Drury, D. (Eds.) The Status of the American Public School Teacher. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Educational Press.

Ingersoll, R. & Merrill, E. (2011). The changing face of the teaching force.  PennGSE: A Review of Research.  7(3): 1-10.

Ingersoll, R. & Merrill, E. (2010). Who’s teaching our children?, Educational Leadership. 67: 14-20.