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Phillippo, Kate

Title/s:  Associate Professor

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

Email: kphillippo@luc.edu

CV Link: /media/lucedu/education/faculty/cv/kphillippo_cv.pdf


  • PhD, 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


  • Loyola University Chicago, School of Education Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Research (2019)
  • Finalist, W.T. Grant Scholars Award (2017)
  • Loyola University Chicago, School of Education Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching (2016)
  • Finalist, Spencer Foundation Exemplary Dissertation Award (2010)
  • Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellow (2009)

Selected Publications