Richard Ingersoll’s research on elementary and secondary teachers and schools has been widely recognized and used. Google Scholar lists over 36,000 citations of his various publications and has ranked him with an h-index research impact score of 63 (Google Scholar indicates that a score of 20 is good, 40 is outstanding, and 60 is truly exceptional). Downloads of his publications total over 315,000 from one site alone – the University of Pennsylvania’s Scholarly Commons. He has been perennially listed among the most influential university-based education scholars in the U.S. in the annual Edu-Scholar Public Influence Rankings.
Professor Ingersoll has given presentations to numerous local, state, and federal legislative and policymaking groups. His work was cited by President Clinton in a number of speeches announcing his teacher recruitment and training initiatives and influenced the No Child Left Behind Act.
His research has been featured in education reports released by a variety of groups, including: the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future, the Education Trust, the Alliance for Excellence in Education, the National Governors' Association, the Center for American Progress, the international Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching for the 21st Century, President Barack Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, the National Education Association, the National Association of State Boards of Education; the Southeast Center for Teaching Quality; the Southern Regional Educational Board; the National Science Teachers Association, the California Math Project, the Committee for Economic Development; the Brookings Institute; the Milken Family Foundation; the Learning Policy Institute; the Century Foundation; and the Aspen Institute.
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