Loyola University Chicago

School of Education

Faculty and Staff Directory

Phillippo, Kate

Title/s:  Associate Professor;
Program Chair

Specialty Area: Sociology of Education, Education Policy, Urban Education, Organizational Sociology, Teacher Education, School Social Work

Office #:  Lewis Towers 1038, WTC

Phone: 312.915.6910


CV Link: Phillippo CV


Ph.D., Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Program Areas

  • Cultural and Educational Policy Studies 
  • Social Work (Joint Appointment, School of Social Work)

Research Interests

  • Organizational, professional, socio-cultural, political and demographic influences on policy and practice enactment
  • Student and teachers as policy actors
  • Selective public schools
  • Student-teacher relationships
  • Teachers' social and professional positioning
  • Student support practice and policy in K-12 school settings
  • School-based mental health and its fit with public K-12 schools, school social work organization

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • Sociology of Education Association (SEA)
  • American Educational Studies Association (AERA)
  • Society for Social Work and Research

Courses Taught

  • ELPS 240 Urban Education: Policy and Practice
  • ELPS 410 Sociology of Education
  • ELPS 412 Sociological Analysis of Urban Education and Policy
  • ELPS 510 Seminar in Current Educational Literature (Race and Schooling in the United States)
  • ELPS 512 Sociology of Teaching
  • ELPS 514 The School as an Organization
  • RMTD 420 Educational Research I: Building a Body of Evidence
                         with Qualitative Methods


Selected Publications

  • Phillippo, K. (2019). A contest without winners: Student experiences of competitive school choice policy. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press.
  • Brown, E., Phillippo, K., Weston, K. & Rodger, S. (2019, available online). United States and Canada pre-service teacher certification standards for student mental health: A comparative case study. Teaching and Teacher Education.
  • Phillippo, K., Brown, E.L., & Blosser, A. (2018). Making sense of student–teacher relationships: Teacher educator and candidate engagement with the relational practices of teaching. Action in Teacher Education, 40(2), 169-185.