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Philip Young P. Hong
Title:Associate Professor
Office #:Lewis Towers 1238
E-mail: phong@luc.edu
Personal Webpage: http://www.luc.edu/faculty/phong/


Ph.D. in Soical Work, Brown School, Washington University, St. Louis
Ph.D. in Political Science, University of Missouri, St. Louis
M.A. in Political Science, University of Missouri, St. Louis
MSW, Brown School, Washington University in St. Louis
B.S. in Social Welfare, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea

Dr. Hong's major academic interest is in social exclusion and social justice.  He teaches policy courses in the BSW and MSW programs, and one of the research methods courses in the doctoral program.  His research program focuses on structural poverty in the United States and international/comparative social welfare.  Dr. Hong is currently undertaking research in collaboration with community agencies to explore innovative empowerment-based community and policy practice.  He serves as the principal evaluator and consultant for various community agencies and international organizations.     

Awards and Recognitions:
Emerging Scholar Award, Association for Community Organization and Social Administration (ACOSA).

Program Areas

Courses Currently Teaching/Teaching Areas:
Social Welfare Policy and Services I (SOWK 201): BSW policy course
Social Work and Social Welfare (SOWK 507): MSW policy course
Policies and Strategies for Community Intervention (SOWK 509): MSW policy course
Methods of Social Work Research (SOWK 506): MSW research course
Social Work Research Methodology (SOWK 818): Doctoral research course

Research Interests

Current Research Projects:
Workforce development and poverty
Structural determinants of poverty

Professional & Community Affiliations

Community and Professional Service:
Member, the Presidential Advisory Council for the Peaceful Reunification of the Republic of Korea, Social Welfare Division, Republic of Korea.
Member, Council on External Relations, Commission on Global Social Work Education of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE).
Editorial Advisory Board Member, Families in Society: The Journal of Contemporary Human Services.  Alliance for Children and Families.
Reviewer for: (i) Families in Society, (ii) Journal of Poverty, and (iii) Qualitative Social Work.

International Experience:
Consultant, Poverty and Development Division, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Bangkok, Thailand.
Research Intern, United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), Geneva, Switzerland.


Recent Faculty Scholarship:
• Hong, P.Y. & Pandey, S. (2008). Differential effects of human capital on the poor and the near poor: Evidence of social exclusion. Journal of Poverty, Journal of Poverty, 12(4), 456–480.
 • Hong, P.Y. (2008). Reunification of Korea: A social development approach to resolving the Korean conflict. Journal of Comparative Social Welfare, 24(1), 65-81.
 • Hong, P.Y. (2008). Glocalizing structural poverty: Reclaiming „hope‟ for children and families.” Illinois Child Welfare, 4

Faculty Grants
 • 2008 Summer Research Stipend, Center for Faculty Professional Development, Loyola University Chicago. Competitive stipend awarded for research project titled, “Developing a Scale of Employment Hope.”
 • 2008-2009 Faculty Fellow, Center for Urban Research and Learning (CURL), Loyola University Chicago. One-course reduction per semester for the proposed study, “Developing a Scale of Employment Hope for Community-based Workforce Development.”


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