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Rick Ginsberg, Ph.D.

Professor
Dean, School of Education
Primary office:
785-864-4297


Summary

Rick Ginsberg, Ph.D., has served as Dean of the School of Education at the University of Kansas since August, 2005. He served three years as the Chair of the Kansas Professional Standards Board, is Past Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE), member of the Board of Directors for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and was a member of the CAEP Commission on Standards and Performance Reporting. Prior to coming to Kansas he was Director of the School of Education at Colorado State University, Associate Professor at the University of South Carolina (directing a Research Office), and Assistant Professor at the University of New Orleans. In Chicago he worked for the Chicago Board of Education, Roosevelt University, and the Chicago Community College system. His research focuses on individual/organizational success and educational politics/reform. He is the co-author or editor of four books and about 90 refereed articles and book chapters. His most recent research focuses on accountability in teacher preparation and how professions measure outcomes of preparation (Teachers College Record, 2014). Other recent research examined the impact on leaders of working in a fiscal downturn. His 1997 book, Exceeding Expectations: Successful Adults With Learning Disabilities, was the 1997 American Library Association recommended learning disability book of the year. His work has been funded by over $4.5 million of federal and state. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1983 in Administrative, Institutional and Policy Studies in Education.

Teaching Interests

  • Organization and control of schools, educational policy, leadership

Research Interests

  • Policy studies, school reform, leadership, organizational success, accountability

Selected Publications

Ginsberg, R. (in press). Epilogue: Retaining and sustaining the best in a dynamic environment. In S. Conley & B. S. Cooper (Eds.), Keeping Tomorrow’s Educational Leaders: Retaining and Sustaining the Best. Lanham, MD: R & L Education.

Ginsberg, R. & Multon, K. (in press). Leading in financially stressful times. In S. Conley & B. S. Cooper (Eds.), Keeping Tomorrow’s Educational Leaders: Retaining and Sustaining the Best. Lanham, MD: R & L Education.

Ginsberg, R. & Kingston, N. (2014). Caught in a vise. The challenges facing teacher preparation in an era of accountability. Teachers College Record, 116(1). http://www.tcrecord.org

Ginsberg, R. (2009). Caught between the cross hairs. Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 6, 34-39.

Ginsberg, R. (2009). The best of times and the worst of times. Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, 5(2), 32-35.

Ginsberg, R. (2008). Being boss is hard: The emotional side of being in charge. Phi Delta Kappan, 90(4), 292-298.

Ginsberg, R. & Cooper, B. (2008). Introduction: What’s fear got to do with it? Educational Policy, 22(1), 5-9.

Ginsberg, R. & Lyche, L. (2008). The culture of fear and the politics of education. Educational Policy, 22(1), 10-27.

Ginsberg, R. & Davies, T. (2007). The human side of leadership: Navigating emotions at work, Westport, CT: Praeger Press.

Ginsberg, R. Mehring, T. Tompkins, A. Holen, M. & Mercer, D. (2007). Addressing Teaching Shortages in Kansas: A Comprehensive Approach.

Ginsberg, R. & Whaley, D. (2006). The disposition on dispositions. The Teacher Educator, 41, 269-275.

Ginsberg, R. & Herrmann-Ginsberg, L. (2005). Accomplished teachers and their interactions with parents: A comparative analysis of strategies and techniques. Research Digest - Family Involvement Network of Educators. http://www.gse.harvard.edu/hfrp/projects/fine/resources/digest/accomplished.html

Ginsberg, R. Davies, T. G., & Quick, D. (2004). A north American public-private higher education partnership. In S. Mitchell (Ed.), Worldwide Partnerships with Schools. Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press.

Ginsberg, R. (2004). Teacher Quality Indicators Project – An Evaluation.

Ginsberg, R. (2004). K-12 Outreach at Colorado State University. R. Ginsberg & C. Melnick (Eds.), Teacher Corps Resource Monograph. Fort Collins, CO.

Lewis, C. Ginsberg, R. Davies, T. & Smith, K. (2004). The experiences of African American Ph.D. students at a predominantly white Carnegie I research institution. College Student Journal, 38, 231-246.

Ginsberg, R. (2003). Education reform reports of historical significance. In J. W. Guthrie (Ed.), The Encyclopedia of Education, 2nd Edition. NY: Macmillan Reference.

Ginsberg, R. & Davies, T. (2003). The emotional side of leadership. In N. Bennett, M. Crawford, & M. Cartwright (Eds.), Effective Educational Leadership (pp. 267-281). London: Open University, in association with Paul Chapman Publishing.

Ginsberg, R. & Rhodes, L. (2003). The work, support and recognition of university faculty in partner schools. Journal of Teacher Education, 54, 150-162.

Ginsberg, R. & Whaley, D. (2003). Admission and retention policies in teacher preparation programs: Legal and practical issues. The Teacher Educator, 38, 169-189.

King, R. A., & Ginsberg, R. (2001). Rising above inflationary increases and adjusting accountability reports in Colorado. In . (Ed.), 2001 Monograph: AERA Special Interest Group on Fiscal Issues, Policy and Education Finance.

Bomotti, S. Ginsberg, R. & Cobb, B. (2000). Teaching in charter schools: Is it different? Teaching and Change, 7, 273-298.

Bomotti, S. Ginsberg, R. & Cobb, B. (1999). Teachers in charter schools and traditional schools: A comparative study. Educational Policy Analysis Archives, 7, 1-36. http://epaa.asu.edu/epaa/v7n22.html

Ginsberg, R. & Berry, B. (1998). The capability for enhancing accountability. In R. J. MacPerson (Ed.), The Politics of Accountability: Educative and International Perspectives. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Ginsberg, R. & McCormick, V. (1998). Computer use in effective schools. Journal of Staff Development, 19, 22-26.

Reiff, H. Gerber, P. & Ginsberg, R. (1997). Exceeding expectations: Successful adults with learning disabilities, Austin, TX: Pro-Ed Publishers.

Ginsberg, R. (1997). The Collaborative MSW - Evaluation Report. Columbia, SC: Center for Child and Family Studies.

Ginsberg, R. (1997). Complexity science at the schoolhouse gate? A call to arms! Complexity, 2, 9-13.

Halbrook, B. & Ginsberg, R. (1997). Ethnographic countertransference in qualitative research: Implications for mental health counseling research. Journal of Mental Health Counseling, 19(1), 87-93.

Gerber, P. Ginsberg, R. & Reiff, H. (1996). Identifying alterable patterns in employment success for highly successful adults with learning disabilities. In J. Patton & E. Polloway (Eds.), Adults with Learning Disabilities: Challenges and Issues. Austin, TX: Pro-Ed Publishers.

Ginsberg, R. (1996). The new institutionalism, the new science, persistence and change: The power of faith in schools. In W. L. Boyd, R. L. Crowson, & H. B. Mawhinney (Eds.), The Politics of Education and the New Institutionalism: Reinventing the American School. London: Taylor & Francis.

Ginsberg, R. & Thompson, T. (1996). Networking for Wholeness II - Evaluation Report. Columbia, SC: Center for Child and Family Studies.

Gerber, P. Reiff, H. & Ginsberg, R. (1996). Reframing the learning disabilities experience. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 29, 98-101.

Ginsberg, R. (1996). The new institutionalism, the new science, persistence and change: The power of faith in schools. Journal of Education Policy.

Ginsberg, R. & Plank, D. (1995). Commissions and change. In R. J Ginsberg & D. Plank (Eds.), Commissions, Reports, Reforms and Educational Policy. Praeger Press.

Ginsberg, R. & Garris, M. (1995). Fiscal issues and school policy concerns in South Carolina. In C. Edlefson (Ed.), School Finance Policy Issues in the States and Provinces. American Education Research Association.

Garris, M. & Ginsberg, R. (1995). Public school finance in South Carolina. In S. Gold, S. Lawton, & D. Smith (Eds.), Public School Finance Programs of the United States and Canada, 1993-1994. NY: Rockefeller Institute of Government.

Ginsberg, R. (1995). State-driven reforms and productivity: Lessons from South Carolina. In H. Walberg, B. Levin, & W. Fowler (Eds.), Organizational Influences on Educational Productivity. Greenwich, CT: JAI Press.

Ginsberg, R. & Plank, D. (1995). The future of reform commissions. In R. Ginsberg & D. Plank (Eds.), Commissions, Reports, Reforms and Educational Policy. Praeger Press.

Ginsberg, R. & Plank, D. (Eds.). (1995). Commissions, reports, reforms, and educational policy (R. Ginsberg & D. Plank, Eds.). Westport, CT: Praeger Press.

Ginsberg, R. & Morris, B. (1995). Community Mental Health Training - Evaluation Report. Columbia, SC: Center for Child and Family Studies.

Ginsberg, R. & Morris, B. (1995). Networking for Wholeness - Evaluation Report. Columbia, SC: Center for Child and Family Studies.

Reiff, H. Ginsberg, R. & Gerber, P. (1995). New perspectives on teaching from successful adults with learning disabilities. Remedial and Special Education.

Bjork, L. & Ginsberg, R. (1995). Principles of reform and reforming principal training: A theoretical perspective. Educational Administration Quarterly, 31(1), 11-37.

Ginsberg, R. Reiff, H. & Gerber, P. (1994). Vocational success for adults with learning disabilities. In P. Gerber & H. Reiff (Eds.), Learning Disabilities in Adulthood: Persisting Problems and Evolving Issues. Butterworth-Heinemann.

Ginsberg, R. & Berry, B. (1994). The School as the Center of the Community Project - Education Component Year 1 Evaluation. Columbia, SC: School as the Center of the Community Project, Columbia College.

Gerber, P. Reiff, H. & Ginsberg, R. (1994). Critical incidents of highly successful adults with learning disabilities. Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation, 4(2), 105-113.

Myers, S. & Ginsberg, R. (1994). Gender, marital status, and support systems of public school principals. The Urban Review, 26(3), 209-223.

Reiff, H. Gerber, P. & Ginsberg, R. (1994). Instructional strategies for long-term success. Annals of Dyslexia, 44, 270-288.

Ginsberg, R. & Berry, B. (1993). Reform and restructuring in American education: The South Carolina experience. In Y. M. Martin & R. S. MacPherson (Eds.), Restructuring Administrative Policy in Public Schooling. Calgary, Alberta, Canada: Detselig Press.

Berry, B. & Ginsberg, R. (1993). Restructuring in progress: Ten lessons from the field. In J. Norton, B. Berry, & B. Gottesmann (Eds.), Changing South Carolina’s Schools. Rock Hill, SC: South Carolina Center for the Advancement of Teaching and School Leadership.

Ginsberg, R. (1993). Sabbatical leaves as a part of teacher reform. Administrator’s Notebook, 35(9), 1-6.

Berry, B. & Ginsberg, R. (1993). The Holmes Group Case Study: The University of South Carolina.

Reiff, H. Gerber, P. & Ginsberg, R. (1993). Definitions of learning disabilities from adults with learning disabilities: The insiders’ perspective. Learning Disabilities Quarterly, 16, 114-125.

Ginsberg, R. & Thompson, T. (1993). Dilemmas and solutions regarding principal evaluation. Peabody Journal of Education, 68, 58-74.

Ginsberg, R. (1992). Communication and school leadership. In J. Wyatt & R. Atkinson (Eds.), The Effective Principal. Johannesburg: Republic of South Africa: Teacher Opportunities Programs.

Ginsberg, R. (1992). Conflict resolution. In J. Wyatt & R. Atkinson (Eds.), The Effective Principal. Johannesburg: Republic of South Africa: Teacher Opportunities Programs.

Ginsberg, R. & Senkhane, Z. (1992). Effective schools and effective principals. In J. Wyatt & R. Atkinson (Eds.), The Effective Principal. Johannesburg: Republic of South Africa: Teacher Opportunities Programs.

Ginsberg, R. (1992). Ethics and school administration. In J. Wyatt & R. Atkinson (Eds.), The Effective Principal. Johannesburg: Republic of South Africa: Teacher Opportunities Programs.

Ginsberg, R. & Rowzie, G. (1992). Dacusville Elementary School: STARS Program - 1991-1992 Evaluation. Easley, SC.

Gerber, P. Ginsberg, R. & Reiff, H. (1992). Identifying alterable patterns in employment success for highly successful adults with learning disabilities. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 25(8), 475-488.

Reiff, H. Gerber, P. & Ginsberg, R. (1992). Learning to achieve: Suggestions from adults with learning disabilities. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 10(1), 11-24.

Ginsberg, R. (1992). Restructuring at J. L. Mann High School: Teacher Empowerment as a Means of Survival. South Carolina Center for the Improvement of Teaching and School Leadership.

Berry, B. & Ginsberg, R. (1991). Effective schools and teacher professionalism: Educational policy at a crossroads. In J. Bliss, W. Firestone, & C. Richards (Eds.), Rethinking Effective Schools. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Ginsberg, R. (1991). Examining the consensus-based evaluation. Palmetto Administrator, 5(3).

Plank, D. & Ginsberg, R. (1990). Catch the wave: Reform commissions and school reform. In J. Murphy (Ed.), Reforming Schools in the 1980s. McCutchan Publishing Corporation.

Berry, B. & Ginsberg, R. (1990). Effective schools, teachers, and principals: Today’s evidence, tomorrow’s prospects. In B. Mitchell & L. L. Cunningham (Eds.), Educational Leadership and Changing Contexts of Families, Communities, and Schools - 89th NSSE Yearbook. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Ginsberg, R. (1990). Progressive school reform in New Orleans: Politics as usual. In D. Plank & R. Ginsberg (Eds.), Southern Cities - Southern Schools: Public Education in the Urban South. NY: Greenwood Press.

Ginsberg, R. & Kirk, R. (1990). School reform in South Carolina. In D. G. Turner & J. R. Turner (Eds.), South Carolina Educators and the Law. Columbia, SC: Triangle Publishing.

Plank, D. & Ginsberg, R. (Eds.). (1990). Southern cities - southern schools: Public education in the urban south (D. Plank & R. Ginsberg, Eds.). NY: Greenwood Press.

Berry, B. & Ginsberg, R. (1990). Creating lead teachers: From policy to implementation. Phi Delta Kappan, 71, 616-621.

Ginsberg, R. & Berry, B. (1990). Experiencing school reform: The view from South Carolina. Phi Delta Kappan, 71, 549-553.

Gerber, P. Ginsberg, R. Reiff, H. Popp, P. Paradise, L. & Schneiders, C. (1990). Persisting problems of adults with learning disabilities. Journal of Learning Disabilities, 23, 570-574.

Ginsberg, R. (1990). Principal evaluation . . A call to arms! Administrator’s Notebook, 33, 1-4.

Ginsberg, R. & Berry, B. (1990). The folklore of principal evaluation. Journal of Personnel Evaluation in Education, 3, 205-230.

Gerber, P. & Ginsberg, R. (1990). Identifying Alterable Patterns of Success in Highly Successful Adults with Learning Disabilities. U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services.

Wimpelberg, R. & Ginsberg, R. (1989). The national commission approach to educational reform. In R. Crowson & J. Hannaway (Eds.), The Politics of Education Yearbook. London: Falmer Press.

Ginsberg, R. & Berry, B. (1989). Influencing superiors perceptions: The fudge factor in teacher and principal evaluation. The Urban Review, 21, 15-34.

Ginsberg, R. & Bennett, A. (1989). Reform initiatives and minorities in higher education. Education and Urban Society, 21, 245-260.

Okeafor, K. & Ginsberg, R. (1989). Selecting and training school principals: A critique of Bennett’s views. Record in Educational Administration and Supervision, 9, 8-11.

Ginsberg, R. Cohn, E. Pritchett, T. Williams, G. & Smith, T. (1989). Teaching in South Carolina: A Retirement Initiative.

Ginsberg, R. & Wimpelberg, R. (1988). An assessment of the reports and proposals on educational reform in the twentieth century. In C. Willie & I. Miller (Eds.), Social Goals and Educational Reform. NY: Greenwood Press.

Ginsberg, R. & Wimpelberg, R. (1988). Educational change by commission: Attempting ‘trickle-down’ reform. Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, 9, 344-360.

Berry, B. & Ginsberg, R. (1988). Legitimizing subjectivity: Meritorious performance and the professionalization of teacher and principal evaluation. Journal of Personnel Evaluation in Education, 2, 123-140.

Ginsberg, R. & Carter, M. (1988). Participants’ perceptions of the Louisiana consent decree. Equity and Excellence, 23, 75-82.

Gerber, P. Reiff, H. & Ginsberg, R. (1988). Studies on learning disabled adults: Methodological and substantive considerations. Thalmus, 6, 1-32.

Ginsberg, R. (1988). The Harper report: Education and politics in turn of the century Chicago. Journal of the Midwest History of Education Society, 16, 81-98.

Ginsberg, R. (1988). The principal as instructional leader: An ailing panacea. Education and Urban Society, 20, 276-293.

Ginsberg, R. (1988). Worthy goal - unlikely reality: The principal as instructional leader. NASSP Bulletin, 72, 76-83.

Ginsberg, R. (1988). Principal evaluation: Policy perspectives.

Berry, B. Kuhs, T. & Ginsberg, R. (1988). Recruiting Talent to Teaching: An Assessment of the Impact of the South Carolina Teacher Cadet Program.

Berry, B. & Ginsberg, R. (1988). Selecting Lead Teachers: A Design for the Teaching Profession of Orangeburg, South Carolina, School District #5.

Ginsberg, R. & Berry, B. (1987). Principal Evaluation Program: An Evaluation Study.

Ginsberg, R. & Okeafor, K. (1987). Introduction to educational administration. Teaching Education, 1, 91-96.

Ginsberg, R. & Wimpelberg, R. (1987). The commission process and classroom life. Teacher Education Quarterly, 13, 43-51.

Ginsberg, R. Schwartz, H. Olson, G. & Bennett, A. (1987). Working conditions in urban schools. The Urban Review, 19, 3-25.

Ginsberg, R. (1986). [Review of the book Innovation Up Close, A. M. Huberman & M. Miles]. 17, 96-101.

Ginsberg, R. & Wimpelberg, R. (1986). High school reform: National reports and local realities - a Louisiana study. The High School Journal, 69, 110-195.

Ginsberg, R. Kirby, P. & Wimpelberg, R. (1986). Louisiana administrators respond to A Nation At Risk. Louisiana Educational Research Journal, 11, 16-27.

Ginsberg, R. Peterson, C. & Peterson, P. (1985). Compromise reform. In P. Peterson (Ed.), The Politics of School Reform 1870-1940. University of Chicago Press.

Ginsberg, R. (1985). [Review of the book Across the River - Administration in New York City Schools, J. Viteritti]. 16, 1-16.

Wimpelberg, R. & Ginsberg, R. (1985). Are school districts responding to A Nation at Risk? Education and Urban Society, 17, 186-204.

Ginsberg, R. (1985). New Jersey vs. T.L.O.: Facing today’s reality in search and seizure cases? Record in Educational Administration and Supervision, 6, 37-39.

Wimpelberg, R. & Ginsberg, R. (1985). Reviewing the critiques of reform commissions. Politics of Education Bulletin, 2, 1-16.

Easton, J. & Ginsberg, R. (1985). Student learning processes: How poorly prepared students succeed in college. Research and Teaching in Developmental Education, 1, 12-38.

Ginsberg, R. & Wimpelberg, R. (1985). The national reform reports. Education and Urban Society, 17, 115-119.

Easton, J. Barshis, D. & Ginsberg, R. (1984). Chicago colleges identify effective teachers, students. Community and Junior College Journal, 54, 17-23.

Ginsberg, R. Peterson, C. & Peterson, P. (1984). Rethinking early twentieth century school reform: The 1917 Illinois compromise. Issues in Education, 3, 107-133.

Ginsberg, R. & Easton, J. (1983). Increasing student success early in the semester. Journal of Staff and Program Development, 1, 91-95.

Ginsberg, R. (1982). Understanding the continuing use of city school surveys. Administrator’s Notebook, 29, 1-4.

Ginsberg, R. Peterson, C. & Peterson, P. (1982). Class Conflict and Compromise Reform. P. Peterson, Organizing Schools in Pluralistic America. University of Chicago, U.S. Department of Education Grant no. G-78-0100.

Schwartz, H. Olson, G. Ginsberg, R. & Bennett, A. (1982). Schools as a Workplace: The Realities of Stress. Washington, DC: National Institute of Education, Report no. G-80-0011.

Ginsberg, R. & Bennett, A. (1981). Understanding teacher stress or I don’t get no respect. Vocational Education, 56, 34-36.

Ginsberg, R. & Melnick, C. (1981). Report of 1980 Summer Workshop. Chicago: Roosevelt University and Chicago Board of Education (listed in ERIC SP 018 754).

Ginsberg, R. & Melnick, C. (1981). Teacher Corps Resource Monograph. Chicago: Roosevelt University and Chicago Board of Education (listed in ERIC SP 018 757).

Ginsberg, R. (1981). The Cadre Process: Resurrection of an Old Idea. R. Ginsberg & C. Melnick (Eds.), Teacher Corps Resource Monograph. Chicago: Roosevelt University and Chicago Board of Education.