Kathryn Weitz White

Kathryn (Katie) Weitz White, MEd.

MPES Cohort 1



Katie Weitz White is on leave, but would be a fourth year doctoral student in the Human Development and Social Policy program at Northwestern University.  Katie received her bachelor’s degree from Carleton College in political science and a Master’s degree from DePaul in education, as well as one from Northwestern University from the School of Education and Social Policy.  Before coming to Northwestern, Katie taught in Chicago area schools for almost five years.  Katie’s work with Professor McAdams has been to analyze stories of principal school leadership told by Chicago Public School principals in collaboration with Prof. James Spillane through a Spencer Foundation fellowship.  Katie is also a fellow in the Multidisciplinary Program of Education Sciences at Northwestern and is working on differences in expert and novice principal problem solving.  Her current work centers on the roots of generativity:  asking how urban adolescents engage in civic life and develop political identity.


Curriculum Vitae

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Year Degree Institution
2011 PhD, Human Development and Social Policy Northwestern University
2005 MA, Education and Social Policy
Human Development and Social Policy
Northwestern University
1999 Masters of Education DePaul University
1996 Bachelors of Arts Carleton College

Selected Presentations

Katie Weitz White & James Rosenbaum (August, 2005). Inside the black box: Sociological mechanisms affecting professional devinace, student classification and school culture. Paper presented to Sociology of Education's No Child Left Behind Conference. Philadelphia, PA.

Research Interests

education and adolescents; civic engagement and the roots of generativity in adolescence; narrative identity development; educator's leadership narratives and cognitive proceses; education policy

Lab Affiliations

Research Assistant

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