Kim Scipes, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus

Kim Scipes


Kim Scipes, Ph.D. is a Professor Emeritus of Sociology and has taught on the Westville Campus of Purdue University Northwest since 2004, following different careers as a printing press operator (with over nine years in the printing trades), high school teacher, web publisher, and secretary. He specializes in labor, both domestically and around the world, and is currently a member of the National Writers Union, UAW/AFL-CIO.

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A Deeper Look at the Socioeconomic Differences and Labor Victories

Sociology professor Kim Scipes doesn’t hesitate to use his observations of labor conditions, from the streets of The Hague to villages in the Philippines, in his Westville classroom.

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Kim Scipes



  • Ph.D., Sociology, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2003
  • M.A., Development Studies, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands, 1991
  • B.S., Criminology, cum laude, Florida State University, 1975