Kathryn Lyndes

Faculty Profiles

Kathryn Lyndes

Assistant Professor
Social Work
255 Spes Unica Hall


PhD, Chicago Theological Seminary
MDiv, Chicago Theological Seminary
MSW, Ohio State University
BA, Kalamazoo College

Research Interests 

  • Intersections of social work, culture, and spirituality
  • Aging, culture, and spirituality
  • Improving social work and chaplaincy practices of care
  • Best pedagogical practices and curriculum development

Courses Recently Taught 

  • SW 485: Social Work Research Methods & Statistical Concepts II
  • SW 362: Perspectives in Gerontology
  • GERO 201: Gerontology: Services and Policies

Professional Experience 

  • Grant Administrator, Department of Religion, Health, and Human Values, Rush University Medical Center
  • Social Work Field Liaison, School of Social Work, Loyola University Chicago
  • Research Associate and Research Assistant, The Hastings Center in partnership with Rush University Medical Center
  • Research Analyst and Research Assistant, School of Social Service Service Administration, University of Chicago, 
  • Instructor, Loyola University Chicago and Elmhurst College

Creative and Scholarly Work 

  • Fitchett, G., White, K., & Lyndes, K. (Eds.) (2018). Evidence-based healthcare chaplaincy: A research reader. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
  • Lyndes, K., Cadge, W., Fitchett, G. (2018). Online teaching of public health and spirituality at University of Illinois: Chaplains for the twenty-first century. In Doug Oman (Ed.), Why Religion and Spirituality Matter for Public Health: Evidence, Implications, and Resources. New York: Springer.
  • Lyndes, K., Fitchett, G., Berlinger, N., Cadge, W., Misasi, J., & Flanagan, E. (2012). A survey of chaplains’ roles in pediatric palliative care: Integral members of the team. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 18(1-2), 74-93.
  • Fitchett, G., Lyndes, K., Cadge, W., Berlinger, W., Flanagan, E., & Misasi, J. (2011). The role of professional chaplains on pediatric palliative care teams: Perspectives from physicians and chaplains. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 14(6), 1-4.       
  • Lyndes, K., Fitchett, G., Thomason, C., Berlinger, N., & Jacobs, M. (2008). Chaplains and quality improvement: Can we make our case by improving our care? Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 15(2), 65-79.
  • Lyndes, K. Rape, sexual assault, and sexual harassment law and policy. (2004). In M. Stein (Ed.)., Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender History in America (17-21). NY: Charles Scribner’s Sons American Civilization series.