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Dr. Karen Stipp

Associate Professor
School of Social Work
Rachel Cooper - RC 203
Office Hours
By appointment
  • About
  • Education
  • Awards & Honors
  • Research

Current Courses

395.002Field Instruction Seminar II

454.001Practice With Children and Adolescents

454.002Practice With Children and Adolescents

398.002Professional Practice:Field Instruction II

394.001Field Instruction Seminar I

398.001Professional Practice:Field Instruction I


Research Interests & Areas

Child well-being; Health disparities; Access to health care; Scholarship of teaching and learning

Ph D School of Social Welfare

University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

MSW Social Work

University of Illinois
Urbana, IL

BA Social Welfare, Psychology

Olivet Nazarene University
Bourbonnais, IL

Outstanding University Teaching Initiative Award

Illinois State University

National Symposium on Doctoral Research in Social Work

The Ohio State University

Arthur J. Katz Award for Outstanding PhD Student

University of Kansas, School of Social Welfare

Golden Ruler Award

Vermilion County, Illinois schools

Illinois schools for Reader's Digest Educator of the Year


Dee Yeck Memorial Award

Illinois Association of School Social Workers MSW student

Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New

Stipp, K. (2016). Scientific and medical research, in Nancy Lind, Erik Rankin and Gardenia Harris (Eds.), Today's Economic Issues: Democrats and Republicans. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.

Book, Chapter in Textbook-New

Petr, C., & Stipp, K. Best practices facilitating access to health care for children of the working poor. Multidimensional Evidence-Based Practice: Synthesizing Knowledge, Research and Value. Routledge (2009): 83-107.

Journal Article, Academic Journal

Stipp, K.F. (2015). A plain view of poor health in a land of plenty. Social Work in Public Health, 30 (4), 360-372. doi: 10.1080/19371918.2015.1024376.
Kapp, S., Mendenhall, A., Robbins, M., Rand, A., & Stipp, K. Theory Meets Practice: The Localization of Wraparound Services for Youth with Serious Emotional Disturbance. Jacqueline M. Feldman (EDs). Community Mental Health Journal 49.6 (2013): 793-804.
Stipp, K., & Kapp, S. Building organizational knowledge and value: Informed decision making in Kansas children’s community-based mental health services. Springer (EDs). Community Mental Health Journal: Advance online publication 48.1 (2012): 1-11.
Stipp, K., & Kapp, S. Through the Glass Wall: Lessons Learned from Changing Technology for Knowledge Transfer in Kansas Children’s Community-Based Services. Social Work in Mental Health (2011): 346-363.
Kapp, S., & Stipp, K. Trolling for useful data in an automated information management system: Experiences of Kansas community mental health managers. Routledge: Taylor & Francis Group (EDs). Administration in Social Work 34.2 (2010): 135-147.

Magazine/Trade Publication

Stipp, K. & Miller, K. (2017, November). Self-Care as a trauma-informed practice, SocialWork Today Web Exclusive (2017, November 3). Available at


Stipp, K. & Miller, K. (2018, December 7). Working with trauma-affected and suicidal youth: Building personal and team resilience. Illinois School Psychology Internship Consortium & Central Illinois Area Health Education Center. Illinois State University.
Stipp, K. & Miller, K. (2018, June 22). Self-care for class management: Building our trauma-informed resilience. New Teacher Conference, Illinois State University, College of Education.
Stipp, K. (2018, June 4). Compassionate self-care: Creating trauma-informed resilience. Teacher’s in-service, Kennedy Middle School, Kankakee School District 111.
OUT OF THE SHADOWS: Promoting Critical Thought And Inclusive Perspectives In The Classroom. Culturally Responsive Campus Community 2016 Conference. CRCC at Illinois State University. (2016)
Postlethwait, A., Rand, A., Pilgrim, S. & Stipp, K. (2016, April). The impact of service learning and groups dynamics on learning outcomes: Group projects in social work education. Gulf South Summit on Service-Learning & Civic Engagement through Higher Education, Savannah, Georgia (poster).
Stipp, K. & Ochoa, F. (2016, October). Do you know we can hear you? Harsh political discourse and cultural identity formation in emerging adults. Culturally Responsive Campus Community Conference, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois (presentation).
Stipp, K. & Sheridan, K. (2016, January). Service learning for developing undergraduate practitioner-researchers. Teaching & Learning Symposium, Illinois State University, Normal, Illinois (poster).
Increasing students’ cultural competency for the global and diverse society. 2015 Teaching & Learning Symposium. CTLT. (2015)
Measuring Changes in Student Learning: Moving Social Work Research from Classroom to Field. 2014 Teaching & Learning Symposium. CTLT. (2014)
U.S. child health disparities. PhD student seminar. Mennonite College of Nursing. (2013)

Grants & Contracts

Resilience-building for professionals: Countering effects of secondary trauma in high-burnout professions. College of Arts and Sciences. Illinois State University. (2018)
Self-care for pre-service and in-service professionals managing effects of secondary trauma: A TCH & social work collaboration. University Teaching Committee. Illinois State University. (2018)
Promises to Keep: The Affordable Care Act and Central Illinois Access to Health Care.. College of Arts and Sciences. Illinois State University. (2016)
Teaching and Learning Development Grant. CTLT. Illinois State University. (2014)
New Faculty Initiative Grant. College of Arts and Sciences. Illinois State University.
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