Tom Nolan, Ed.D.


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


Tom Nolan is an associate professor of criminology and director of graduate programs in criminology at Merrimack.

A former senior policy analyst in the Office of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties at the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C., as well as a 27-year veteran (and former lieutenant) of the Boston Police Department, Nolan 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.

His scholarly publications are in the areas of gender roles in policing, the police subculture and the influence of popular culture on criminal justice processes.