Richard M. Ingersoll

Professor of Education and Sociology

Education Policy Division

School management, organization, and accountability; teacher supply, demand and quality; teaching as a profession; sociology of education; sociology of organizations; occupations and work/organizational theory; educational policy

Richard Ingersoll is a widely quoted expert on the teaching force. He examines teaching as a job, teachers as employees, and schools as workplaces, from a teacher’s pre-employment training through the last day in the classroom. His research has provided the best understanding of teaching as an occupation and what the teaching workforce looks like.