Shannon Guiltinan


Shannon Guiltinan is a Researcher at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. Her work includes both qualitative research and quantitative analysis of programs that support children and families. She is the project manager for the Head Start Community Assessment, an annual effort by Chapin Hall, under contract with the Chicago Department of Family and Support Services, to produce indicators around supply and demand of early childhood programs and an assessment of community needs for all Chicago community areas. Guiltinan also works on several projects examining youth who are involved in both the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, their pathways leading to multiple system involvement, and the key characteristics and trajectories of this population. In addition, she provides research support for multiple projects utilizing public school, juvenile justice, and child welfare administrative data. Since joining Chapin Hall in 2001, Guiltinan has worked on research involving out-of-school time supports and opportunities, career and technical education programs, discipline practices in Chicago public schools, workforce training programs, and disconnected youth.

Prior to coming to Chapin Hall, Guiltinan worked for the American Public Human Services Association, helping with administration of the Association of Administrators of the Interstate Compact on Adoption and Medical Assistance and the National Center on Elder Abuse.

Guiltinan holds a Master of Public Affairs from the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Notre Dame.

Master of Public Affairs, Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Bachelor of Arts in History, University of Notre Dame

Koball, H., Dodkowitz, A., Schlecht, C., & Guiltinan, S. (2016). Opportunities youth demonstration and evaluation outcomes evaluation report: Findings from pilot sites in Baltimore and Boston. Washington, DC: The Urban Institute.

Seshadri, R., Smithgall, C., Goerge, R., Ippolito, J., Dasgupta, D., Wiegand, E., Guiltinan, S., & Wood, M. (2015). Evaluation of Teen Outreach Program in Chicago: Final impact report for Chicago Public Schools. Chicago, IL: Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago.

Stevens, W. D., Sartain, L., Allensworth, E. M., Levenstein R., Guiltinan S., Mader N., Huynh, M.H., & Porter, S. (2014). Discipline practices in Chicago schools: Trends in the use of suspensions and arrests. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research.

Bush, M., & Guiltinan, S. (2010). The situation of working, low-income single mothers in the Chicago region: Changes, challenges, and prospects. A report to the Eleanor Foundation. Chicago, IL: Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago.

Goerge, R. M., Ruth Cusick, G., & Guiltinan, S. (2009). How active are teens during their out-of-school time? The view from Chicago. Chicago, IL: Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago.

Chaskin, R. J., Goerge, R. M., Skyles, A., & Guiltinan, S. (2006). Measuring social capital: An exploration in researcher-community partnership. Journal of Community Psychology, 34(4), 489-514.