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Phillippo, Kate

Associate Professor

  • 312.915.6910
  • Lewis Towers 1038, WTC
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Education
    • PhD, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

    Specialty Area

    Sociology of Education, Education Policy, Urban Education, Organizational Sociology, Teacher Education, School Social Work

    Program Areas

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

    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

    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


    • 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)