About CEPS

The Cultural and Educational Policy Studies (CEPS) program in the School of Education at Loyola University Chicago offers an M.Ed., an M.A. as well as a Ph.D. degree. We also offer an undergraduate minor in Education Policy Studies. Faculty and students in the program use the tools of the social sciences and the humanities to study issues of educational policy and practice with an overarching emphasis on social justice.

CEPS Doctoral Student Shares Expertise Locally and Nationally

CEPS Doctoral Student Shares Expertise Locally and Nationally

August 14th, 2019

This summer, CEPS PhD Student David Castro (pictured, left) joined educators from around the U.S. as a panelist and moderator for discussion on social-emotional learning in the Latinx community, and led a workshop on youth and community engagement for AUSL network administrators. With over 10 years of experience in community organizing and youth programming, Castro […]


CEPS Masters student Op-ed

April 25th, 2019

CEPS MA Student, Pravindaran Balakrishnan, has published an Op-ed on the online news source, Free Malaysia Today, on how comparative research can support the Malaysian education system. Pravin is a Fulbright Fellow in our program. Congrats, Pravin! https://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/opinion/2019/03/28/how-comparative-research-can-help-our-education-system/


CEPS student receives competitive university grant

CEPS student receives competitive university grant

April 25th, 2019

Congratulations to Brie Griffin, CEPS doctoral student, to whom Loyola’s Graduate School awarded a highly competitive Schmitt Dissertation Fellowship. Her dissertation research is a critical collaborative case study of how race shapes day-to-day interactions between teachers and students.


CEPS Newsletter: March 2019

March 15th, 2019

————————————————————- Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago ————————————————————- CEPS Students and Alumni, I hope this note finds each of you well and enjoying an invigorating semester. A big thank you to Dr. Amy Shuffelton, who helped lead the efforts to have a successful and thought-provoking Wozniak Lecture this week with Dr. Cris Mayo. […]


CEPS Newsletter, February 2019

February 12th, 2019

————————————————————- Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago ————————————————————- CEPS Community Happy new year, and I hope that “spring” semester (with slush falling from the sky and below zero temperatures just in the last two weeks!) is treating each of you well.] This is an exciting time in the SOE. Below, I call your […]


CEPS Movie Night: JOSHUA: Teenager vs. Superpower

CEPS Movie Night: JOSHUA: Teenager vs. Superpower

January 29th, 2019

Please join us (non CEPS students welcome as well) for CEPS Movie Night on February 5 from 7 pm until about 9 pm, in Corboy Hall, L14 (lower level). We will be watching the 2017 film, Joshua: Teenager vs. Superpower (2017). Hosted by Prof. Kate Phillippo; Appetizers and beverages will be served.   “A rousing […]


CEPS Masters Student publishes course paper

January 28th, 2019

Congratulations to CEPS Masters student Pravindaran Balakrishnan, who published a revised version of a paper for Sociology of Education in The Star, a major English language newsletter in Malaysia: https://www.thestar.com.my/opinion/letters/2019/01/18/move-up-the-ladder-in-education-for-b40-students/


CEPS Policy Forum: January 25

January 14th, 2019

Jan 25th Ed Policy Forum Poster-1 All (current and future students, staff, faculty, community members) are invited to the Cultural and Educational Policy Studies Program’s Policy Forum: Electoral and Educational Change? Education Policy at Local, State and National Levels. This event will take place at Galvin Auditorium at Loyola’s Lakeshore Campus, from 3-5 pm on […]


CEPS Newsletter 85–December 2018

December 11th, 2018

————————————————————- Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago ————————————————————- CEPS Students and Alumni, I hope that this newsletter finds each of you well. For students among us, I wish each of you the best as the semester winds down. We look forward to welcoming new CEPS M.Ed. and M.A. students next semester, and to […]


CEPS Program Newsletter #084– October 22, 2018

October 24th, 2018

————————————————————- Cultural and Educational Policy Studies, Loyola University Chicago ————————————————————- CEPS Students and Alumni, I hope this note finds each of you enjoying Autumn. I am proud to share news of CEPS’ activity on many fronts: we have an active CEPS student reading group that meets next week, and are joined by Fulbright students from […]