Philip V. Robey, Ph.D.

Philip RobeyVisiting Affiliate Assistant Professor
Timonium Graduate Center, 26H


Ph.D., George Mason University, Fairfax, VA:  Education Leadership, 2011

M.S., Trinity University, Washington, DC: MS in Administration, 1996
University of Maryland, College Park, Md: Graduate courses in education, 1984-88

B.A., Catholic University of American, Washington, DC: BA, 1982; Graduate theology, 1986-89

Gonzaga College High School, Washington, DC: 1978


A native of the Washington, DC area, Dr. Philip V. Robey was raised in Kensington, Maryland and attended parochial and public schools. Originally intending to head to law school, he initially tried teaching middle school science at the encouragement of some teacher-friends and the “education bug” took hold. He had found his career. He taught middle school in both suburban and urban settings and in 1991 began his career in school administration. He has served as Principal/Head of four schools – two elementary and two secondary - both private and public.

In 2010, he joined the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) as Executive Director of the Secondary Schools Department, and completed his doctorate in educational leadership in 2011. In addition to his work in school leadership, he has taught both curriculum and leadership courses as an adjunct professor at various Washington area universities, including Loyola University. Dr. Robey most recently served the Office of the State Superintendent (OSSE) in Washington, DC as Senior Program Officer, a position he held until coming to Loyola full-time.

Dr. Robey’s work in turning around failing schools has won him many accolades in school communities. In 2006, Paul VI High School in Fairfax, VA named the Philip V. Robey Science and Technology Scholarship in appreciation for his work in moving that school forward during his tenure as Head of School. He looks forward to working in higher academia, conducting research and writing. 

Research Interests

Urban School Leadership practices
Turning around urban priority and focus schools
Educating the whole child in public education
How programs of educational leadership have responded to calls for change
Catholic school leadership


Robey, P. V. and Bauer, S.C. (2013). Reform in university-based programs of educational leadership: How responsive have programs been? Journal of Research on Leadership Education, 8(3), 261-279.

Robey, P. V. (2012). The practitioners’ guide to Catholic school leadership: Expert advice on practical topics from those in the field. The NCEA School Leadership Series Vol. 1, Arlington, VA: National Catholic Educational Association.

Robey, P. V. (2012). Tales from the crypt: How to ruin a school in 180 days (or less). Arlington, VA: National Catholic Educational Association.

Robey, P. V. (2012). Scholarly Essays on School Leadership. The NCEA School Leadership Series, Vol. 2, Arlington, VA: National Catholic Educational Association.

Robey, P. V. (2012). Some attributes of effective school leaders: What we know from research. Arlington, VA: National Catholic Educational Association.

Robey, P. V. (2011). What Education can learn from Catholic Schools, Education Week, 31(6), 18. Bethesda, Md: EPE

Robey, P. V. and Bauer, S. (2011). Response of programs of educational leadership to academic and political contexts. (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Proquest Dissertations and Thesis Database (UMI: 3455057).


Other Universities:
School Human Resources and Finance Management
Special Issues in School Leadership

Loyola University Maryland:
AD 680: Leadership Seminar
AD 683: Leadership Theories and Practices in Education
ED 600: Foundations of Research in Education
ED 601: Philosophical Foundations of Diversity and Social Justice in Education
AD 674: Human Relations in School Management
AD 776: Theory and Research on Educational Leadership
AD 687: Internship in Educational Leadership