Peer-Reviewed Publications

Lawlor, J.A., Neal, Z.P. & Metta, K.R. (2022). When community change theory meets practice: Exploring some of the challenges to information sharing networks for community change. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 8(2), 246-256.

Lawlor, J.A., Metta, K.R. & Neal, Z. (2021). What is a coalition? A systematic review of coalitions in community psychology. Journal of Community and Applied Social Psychology, 32(1), 3-18.

Lawlor, J.A., Hammond, J.W., Lagoze, C.L., Huynh, M. & Moss, P. (2021). Platformed knowledge brokerage in education: Power and possibilities In M.S. Weber & I. Yanovitzky (Eds.), Networks, Knowledge Brokers, and the Public Policymaking Process. Palgrave MacMillan.  

Lawlor, J.A., Thomas, C., Guhin, A.T., Kenyon, K. Lerner, M.D., UCAS Consortium, Drahota, A. (2021). Suspicious and fraudulent online survey participation: Introducing the REAL Framework. Methodological Innovations.

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.

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:

Lawlor, J.A. & Gregory, K. (2015). Building community engagement into your course: Ethics and reflections. [blog post] Retrieved from:

Lawlor, J.A. & Gregory, K. (2015). Building community engagement into your course: Implementation. [blog post] Retrieved from:

Lawlor, J.A. & Gregory, K. (2015). Building community engagement into your course: Preparation. [blog post] Retrieved from:

Other Publications

Barry, J. Lawlor, J.A., & Neal, Z.P. (2017). Increasing understanding of the Michigan Good Food Charter network. Retrieved from:

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