Publications

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Neal, J.W., McAlindon, K., Neal, Z.P., Lawlor, J.A., & Mills, K.J. (2019). What types of brokerage bridge the research-practice gap? The case of public school educators. Social Networks, 59, 41-49.

Lawlor, J.A., Mills, K.J., Neal, Z.P., Neal, J.W., Wilson, C. & McAlindon, K. (2019). Approaches to measuring use of research evidence in K-12 settings: A systematic review. Educational Research Review, 27, 218-228.

Mills, K.J., Lawlor, J.A., Neal, J.W., Neal, Z.P. & McAlindon, K. (2019). What is research? Educators’ conceptions and alignment with U.S. federal policies. Evidence and Policy. https://doi.org/10.1332/174426419X15468576296175

Neal. J.W., Mills, K.J., McAlindon K., Neal, Z.P., & Lawlor, J.A. (2019). Multiple audiences for encouraging research use: Uncovering a typology of education. Educational Administration Quarterly, 55(1), 154-181.

McAlindon, K., Neal, J.W., Neal, Z.P., Mills, K.J., Lawlor, J.A. (2018). The BOND framework: A practical application of design and communication theories to advance evaluation reporting. American Journal of Evaluation, 40(2), 291-305.

Neal, Z.P., Lawlor, J.A., Neal, J.W., Mills, K.J. & McAlindon, K. (2018). Just Google it: Measuring schools’ use of research evidence with internet search results. Evidence & Policy, 15(1), 103-123.

Neal, J.W., Neal, Z.P., Lawlor, J.A., Mills, K.J. & McAlindon, K. (2017). What makes research useful for public school educators? Administration and policy in mental health and mental health services research, 45, 432-446.

Lawlor, J.A. & McGirr, S.A. (2017). Agent-based modeling as a tool for program design and evaluation. Evaluation and Program Planning. 

Neal, Z.P., Neal, J.W., Mills, K.J., & Lawlor, J.A. (2016). Making or buying evidence: Using transaction cost economics to understand decision-making in public school districts. Evidence & Policy.

Lawlor, J.A. & Neal, Z.P. (2016) Networked community change: Understanding community systems change through the lens of social network analysis. American Journal of Community Psychology, 57, 426-436.

Neal, Z.P & Lawlor, J.A. (2015). Agent-based models. In L. Jason & D. Glenwick (Eds.), Handbook of Methodological Approaches to Community-Based Research. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Neal, Z.P., Neal, J.W., Lawlor, J.A., & Mills, K. (2015). Small worlds or worlds apart? Using network theory to understand the research-practice gap. Psychosocial Intervention, 24(3), 177-184.

Neal, J.W., Neal, Z.P., Kornbluh, M., Mills, K., & Lawlor J.A. (2015). Brokering the research-practice gap: A typology. American Journal of Community Psychology, 56(3), 422-435.

Lawlor, J.A., Hunter, B.A., Jason, L.A., & Rosing, H.B. (2014). Natural mentoring in Oxford House recovery homes. Journal of Groups in Addiction & Recovery9(2), 126-142.

Blog Posts

Mills, K.J., Lawlor, J.A., Neal, J.W. & Neal, Z.P. & McAlindon, K. (2020).How educators and policymakers think differently about research. [blog post] Retrieved from: http://www.transformingsociety.co.uk/2020/02/11/how-educators-and-policy-makers-think-differently-about-research/

Lawlor, J.A. & Gregory, K. (2015). Building community engagement into your course: Ethics and reflections. [blog post] Retrieved from: http://insideteaching.grad.msu.edu/building-community-engagement-ethics/

Lawlor, J.A. & Gregory, K. (2015). Building community engagement into your course: Implementation. [blog post] Retrieved from: http://insideteaching.grad.msu.edu/building-community-engagement-implementation/

Lawlor, J.A. & Gregory, K. (2015). Building community engagement into your course: Preparation. [blog post] Retrieved from: http://insideteaching.grad.msu.edu/building-community-engagement-into-your-course-preparation/

Other Publications

Barry, J. Lawlor, J.A., & Neal, Z.P. (2017). Increasing understanding of the Michigan Good Food Charter network. Retrieved from: http://oodsystems.msu.edu/resources/increasing-understanding-of-the-michigan-good-food-charter-network

McGirr, S.A., Lawlor, J.A. (2013) How to make your practicum practical. The Community Psychologist, 46(2), 38-39.