PhD, The Pennsylvania State University at Harrisburg; MA, Temple University; MBA, La Salle University; BA, Villanova University

Research Interests

Child welfare; social policymaking; immigration; policy analysis; performance measurement; intergovernmental affairs; public and nonprofit organization development


Dr. Ripoll is the administrator of the policy and planning unit of Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services. She also serves as a federal consultant for children and family services in the federal Children’s Bureau. Previously, she managed the department’s quality assurance unit and directed its regional training center.