Loyola University Chicago

Latin American & Latino Studies

Faculty Directory

Dr. Kate Phillipo

Title/s:  Assistant Professor

Specialty Area: Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, International Higher Education

Office #:  Lewis Towers 1038, WTC

Phone: 312.915.6910



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

Program Areas

  • Cultural and Educational Policy Studies 

Research Interests

  • Student-teacher relationships
  • Teachers' relational practices
  • Teacher role definition and role boundaries
  • Provision of social-emotional support services by schools
  • School social work history, practice and fit with public K-12 schools
  • Individual and societal responses to competition for admission to public K-12 schools

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • American Educational Studies Association
  • American Educational Research Association, Sociology of Education Special Interest Group
  • American Sociological Association
  • Mental Health-Education Integration Consortium
  • Society for Social Work and Research
  • Sociology of Education Association

Courses Taught

  • ELPS 219 American Education
  • ELPS 240 Urban Education: Policy and Practice
  • ELPS 410 Sociology of Education
  • ELPS 412 Sociological Analysis of Urban Education
  • ELPS 510 Seminar in the Sociology of Education (Sociology of Teaching, The School as an Organization)
  • RMTD 420 Building a Body of Evidence with Qualitative Methods


  • Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellow (2009)
  • Spencer Foundation, Small Grant (2013)
  • United States Department of Education, Promise Neighborhood Planning Grant, Subcontractor to Adams County, WI Promise Neighborhood Initiative (2013)