Kate Wegmann

Kate Wegmann

Office: 2121

(217) 244-2840



Kate Wegmann received her PhD in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her studies included a pre-doctoral fellowship at Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany as part of the Transatlantic Consortium on Global Education and Development, funded by the European Union and the United States Department of Education. She received her Master’s degree in Social Work (Macro and Community Practice) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin—Madison.


Dr. Wegmann conducts school-based social work research focused on social and environmental barriers to academic achievement and children’s general well-being. She is particularly interested in the role that stereotyping plays in the “achievement gaps” between different groups of students and how this knowledge can be leveraged for both prevention and intervention.


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