Dr. Kevin Estep, Assistant Professor, Health Administration & Policy


425A Creighton Hall

Office Phone

402 280-2635


Mail Address

Kevin Estep, PhD
Department of Cultural and Social Studies
Creighton Hall #425A
Creighton University
2500 California Plaza
Omaha, NE 67178-0450

Professional Vitae



Ph.D., University of Notre Dame

M.Ed., University of Oklahoma

B.S., University of Oklahoma





Kevin completed his undergraduate education in his home state of Oklahoma. He began his career in higher education at his alma mater, the University of Oklahoma, where he worked in Student Affairs and developed a passion for mentoring and teaching undergraduate students. After deciding his skills were better suited for a faculty role than an administrative one, he chose to pursue a Ph.D. in sociology at the only place in the world that cares more about football than Oklahoma—Notre Dame. 


Kevin’s research focuses on the consequences of residential sorting processes—what some have called “the Big Sort”—on public policy and public health. His most recent project investigates why an increasing number of parents are opting out of childhood immunizations and why those parents tend to be clustered in particular communities. He is also collaborating with Rory McVeigh on a book entitled Losing Privilege: The Common Roots of the Trump Presidency and the Rise of the Ku Klux Klan


Kevin moved to Omaha in 2017 with his wife, Erica, and four energetic children age seven and under. As a result, he has no hobbies to report here…and no regrets either.