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School of Education & Social Policy

Tom Nolan, Ed.D.

Associate Professor and Program Director, Criminology & Criminal Justice Graduate Program


Ed.D. Boston University
Ed.M. Boston University
B.A. University of Massachusetts


Dr. Tom Nolan is an associate professor of criminology and the director of graduate programs in criminology at Merrimack College. A former senior policy analyst in the Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, DC, as well as a 27-year veteran (and former lieutenant) of the Boston Police Department, Tom is consulted regularly by local, national, and international media outlets for his expertise in policing and civil rights and civil liberties issues, police practices and procedures, the police subculture, and crime trends and criminal behavior. Dr. Nolan’s scholarly publications are in the areas of gender roles in policing, the police subculture, and the influence of the popular culture on criminal justice processes.



Austin Hall, 208