Kristin Cipollone

Kristin Cipollone

Associate Professor of Elementary Education

Curriculum Vitae


Room:TC 310

About Kristin Cipollone

Dr. Cipollone has more than 15 years of experience working in schools and communities. Prior to joining the Ball State Faculty, Dr. Cipollone was a public school teacher and worked for numerous not-for-profit community agencies, focusing on issues related to poverty and education. Her research interests include social reproduction and the intersections of race, class, and opportunity structures, as well as the preparation of culturally responsive educators. Dr. Cipollone has published widely with articles in journals such as: Sociology of Education, Urban Education, American Education Research Journal, Journal of Research in Science Teaching, and the British Journal of Sociology of Education. She is also co-author of Class Warfare: Race, Class, and College Admissions in Top-Tier Secondary Schools.

Dr. Cipollone teaches classes in social justice, community engagement, and culturally responsive pedagogy.

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor

Director, Schools Within the Context of Community

Director, Elementary Education Overseas (EDEL-O)


Ph.D., Educational Culture, Policy and Society (Social Foundations of Education)

SUNY at Buffalo, 2012

M.S., Elementary Education

Mercy College, 2004

B.A., History; BA, Italian Language and Culture

University of Rochester, 2002

Research and Publications

Zygmunt, E., Cipollone, K., Tancock, S., Clausen, J., Clark, P., & Mucherah, W. (In Press). Loving Out Loud: Community Mentors, Teacher Candidates, and Transformational Learning through a Pedagogy of Care and Connection. Journal of Teacher Education

Cipollone, K., & Stich, A. (In Press) In the Shadows: "Democratizing" College Preparatory Education in two Urban Schools. Sociology of Education

*Stich, A.E., & Cipollone, K. (2017). Inside the Educational “Reform Churn”: A Longitudinal Ethnography of Urban Secondary Schools. Urban Education DOI:

Areas of Expertise

Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

Education for Social Justice

Social Reproduction

Other Professional Activities

2017 Outstanding Teaching Award, Ball State University Teachers College

Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Experimental Develop 299X SCC 0000 - 0000
Mgt, Org, and Instr 300 SCC 0000 - 0000