Richard Ingersoll is the Board of Overseers Professor of Education and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. His research is concerned with the character of elementary and secondary schools as workplaces, teachers as employees, and teaching as a job. Ingersoll frequently presents information to policymakers at the national, state, and local levels. From 2005 to 2007, he served on a National Academy of Sciences/National Research Council Committee evaluating National Board teacher certification. Ingersoll has published more than 100 articles, reports, chapters, and essays on topics including the management and organization of schools; teacher supply, demand, shortages, and turnover; induction and mentoring for beginning teachers; and changes in the demographic character of the teaching force.