- Office Address
- Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Ronald F. Ferguson, has taught at
Harvard since 1983, focusing on education and economic development.
His research and writing for the past decade have focused on racial
achievement gaps, appearing in a variety of publications. His most
recent book is Toward Excellence with Equity: An emerging vision
for closing the achievement gap, published by Harvard Education
Press. He is the creator of the Tripod Project for School
Improvement and also the faculty co-chair and director of the
Achievement Gap Initiative at Harvard University. After 31 years as
full-time faculty, he has recently moved into an adjunct position
and will focus the majority of his time on research and
writing. Ferguson earned an undergraduate degree from Cornell
University and PhD from MIT, both in economics. He is the father of
two and very happily married to Helen
Strategies and Policies for Narrowing Racial Achievement Gaps
For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the HKS Faculty Research Connection.
Selected Publication Citations:
- Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
Ferguson, Ronald. "Elements of a 21st Century Movement for
Excellence with Equity." Journal of Negro Education 83.2
(Spring 2014): 103-120.
- Book Chapters
Ferguson, Ronald, and Charlotte Danielson. "How Framework for
Teaching and Tripod 7Cs Evidence Distinguish Key Components of
Effective Teaching." Designing Teacher Evaluation Systems: New
Guidance form the Measures of Effective Teaching Project. Ed.
Thomas J. Kane, Kerri A. Kerr, and Robert C. Pianta. Jossey-Bass,
Ferguson, Ronald, and Eric Hirsch. "How Working Conditions Predict
Teaching Quality and Student Outcomes." Designing Teacher
Evaluation Systems: New Guidance form the Measures of Effective
Teaching Project. Ed. Thomas J. Kane, Kerri A. Kerr, and Robert
C. Pianta. Jossey-Bass, July 2014.
- Research Papers/Reports
Ferguson, Ronald, and Sara Lamback. "Creating Pathways to
Prosperity: A Blueprint for Action." The Pathways to Prosperity
Project, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and the Achievement
Gap Initiative at Harvard University, June 2014.