Kathryn S. Schiller

Kathryn S. Schiller
Associate Professor & Department Chair
Educational Policy & Leadership


Catskill 301
Dr. Kathryn Schiller

Dr. Kathryn Schiller is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Policy & Leadership. She received her doctorate in Sociology from the University of Chicago, after which she joined the faculty of the University of Notre Dame as a visiting assistant professor and post-doctoral fellow at the university's Center for Educational Initiatives. She has also been a summer fellow at the Center for the Advanced Study in the Behavior Sciences in Stanford, CA, and as a program analyst for the United States Department of Education. Her areas of interest are sociology of education, organizational and policy analysis, and quantitative methodology. Dr. Schiller's research interests have included public/private school comparisons, school choice, transitions between levels of schooling, and the relationship state policies and student achievement. Funded by the National Center for Education Statistics and the National Institute of Child Health and Development, her current research focuses on factors influencing students’ trajectories through high school mathematics curriculum and the transition to postsecondary education. Dr. Schiller has coauthored two books (Parents, Their Children, and Schools and Redesigning American Education), written papers published in academic journals such as Sociology of Education, American Journal of Education, and Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, as well as chapters in edited volumes. She is also active in the American Sociological Association (currently a member of the Sociology of Education Section's governing council), American Educational Research Association, and the University Consortium for Educational Administration.