Thomas C. McLaughlin, PhD

Core Faculty, Dissertation Chair, the Graduate School

tmclaughlan@ncu.eduThomas McLaughlin

Areas of Expertise

• Social Welfare Evaluation and Cost Effectiveness of Social Services
• Social Research Methods
• Quantitative Data Analysis
• Sampling Methodology


• Ph.D., The Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio
• M.S.W., University of New England, Biddeford, Maine
• B.A., University of Southern Maine, Portland, Maine
• A.A.S., Southern Maine Community College, South Portland, Main


Integrating the youth mentoring programs of law enforcement and social service agencies: an analysis of the issues and possibilities

Selected Publications

• “Creating an Adaptable Workforce: An Exploration of the Issues and Possibilities in the USA and India,” European Scientific Journal (in press)
• “Preble Street’s Florence House: How Research and Advocacy Made it Possible” in Homelessness: Prevalence, Impact of Social Factors and Mental Health Challenges (in press)
• “Do Young People Still Support the Nordic Welfare State?,” International Journal of Social Welfare (in press)

Selected Professional Experience:

• Fulbright Scholar, Masaryk Award, Masaryk University Faculty of Social Policy and Social Work
• Fulbright Scholar, Seinajoki University of Applied Sciences, Department of Social Work
• Visiting Professor, Seinajoki University of Applied Sciences, Department of Social Work
• Visiting Lecturer, Mysore University, Department of Social Work
• Online faculty member, University of Nevada Las Vegas
• Development officer, Counseling Services, Inc.
• Police Officer, Biddeford Police Department

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