2016 Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching: Kate Phillippo, Ph.D.
The School of Education Awards Committee is pleased to award the 2016 School of Education Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching to Dr. Kate Phillippo, faculty member in the Cultural and Educational Policy Studies program. This annual award seeks to recognize, encourage, and reward outstanding teaching within the School of Education of Loyola University Chicago.
Dr. Phillippo is an Associate Professor in the School of Education. She has taught in the Cultural and Educational Policy Studies since 2009 and is an exemplary teacher and mentor. Dr. Phillippo’s teaching philosophy reflects a deep commitment to students and their development. In addition to ensuring a clear and coherent framework for all courses that she teaches, Dr. Phillippo connects course-relevant cases, combines authentic support and high expectations, and encourages students to take risks in order to grow as educators and people. As a result, Dr. Phillippo has developed a reputation among students in the School of Education as a must take instructor—she combines an engaging pedagogy within a learning environment that pushes complex learning with genuine support. In addition, Dr. Phillippo extends learning beyond the classroom by engaging students in learning through research. She has an active research team in which students play a key role in facilitating the research process, resulting in numerous student co-authored scholarly publications and presentations.
Dr. Kate Phillippo is a faculty member who goes above and beyond to ensure that the learning environments she enters are dynamic, attend to the needs of a wide range of diverse learners, and reflect the social justice values of the School of Education and Loyola University Chicago. For these reasons and more, Dr. Phillippo is the 2016 recipient of the Distinguished Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching.