Donna Kalmbach Phillips, PhD

Professor of Education
Woodburn Campus 104

Donna Kalmbach Phillips is passionate about her work on the Pacific Woodburn Campus. She finds joy and inspiration learning alongside the Latinx, Russian, and other first-generation students becoming-teacher.

“We pitch our teaching into an abyss between self and self, self and other. An yet something, and hopefully not a repetitive echo, but an inquisitive, ironic echo – a difference that makes a difference -returns” – Elizabeth Ellsworth, (1997).​


PhD, Oregon State University

MS, Western Oregon State University


Donna Kalmbach Phillips

A new scholarship fund for Latinx students in the College of Education is one way Professor Donna Phillips shows her gratitude.

Donna Phillips smiling

Education Professor Donna Kalmbach Phillips finds fulfillment — and applicability — in her work promoting literacy.

The Bachelor of Education in Teaching & English Language Learning offers a route for first-generation students to become teachers in their own communities.