Dr. Katerina Bodovski

Dr. Katerina Bodovski
Phone: 8148671865
Office Address:
310F Rackley Building
University Park, PA 16802
Campus: University Park


Associate Professor of Education (Educational Theory & Policy)


Education Policy Studies


Educational Theory and Policy
Comparative and International Education

Other Penn State Affiliations

Population Research Institute


Dr. Katerina Bodovski is an Associate Professor of Educational Theory and Policy in the Department of Education Policy Studies at The Pennsylvania State University. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from The Pennsylvania State University in 2007.  She obtained both an M.A. in Sociology and a B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Dr. Bodovski’s research interests include sociology of education, stratification and inequality, parental practices, cultural capital, comparative and international education, and education of immigrant children. Broadly defined, her research focuses on gaining an understanding of the factors shaping student behavior and academic achievement, related to family practices, neighborhood characteristics and school settings. Recently, Dr. Bodovski has expanded her research to post-socialist Eastern European countries.

Areas of Expertise

Age Levels


Educational Studies

Comparative Ed
Educational Theory

Individual Difference

Family Processes

Methodological Research

Quantitative Research

Social Issues

Comparative and International Education