Professor McLaughlin, B.A., University of Missouri-St. Louis, cum laude; M.S., Ph.D., Northwestern University, joined the faculty at Juniata in 1985. He had previously taught psychology courses at St. Norbert College and Northwestern University. His particular areas of expertise include statistics and human sexuality.
A member of both the American Psychological Association and the Midwestern Psychological Association, he has presented a number of papers addressing issues of personality traits, student outcome measures, coronary-prone behavior patterns and sexuality among college students at such professional meetings as the Eastern Psychological Association, the 11th and 12th Annual Association for Institutional Research-Upper Midwest Conference, the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research, the Midwestern Psychological Association, and the American Psychological Association.
Dr. McLaughlin is a textbook reviewer for Brooks/Cole Publishing Co. and an SPSS consultant to Juniata students and faculty. In 1989, he received the Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching.
He has presented programs in the residence halls on dating and relationships, sleep and dreams, pornography, and date and acquaintance rape. He also serves as a member of several campus committees.
He enjoys computers in his leisure time.