Thomas J. Martin, Ph.D.
Program Evaluation Director

Martin Thomas J. Martin, Ph.D. serves as Positive Education Program’s (PEP) Program Evaluation Director. In this capacity he is responsible for designing and executing evaluation projects aimed at measuring PEP client outcomes and determining the effectiveness of agency interventions.

Dr. Martin was previously employed as a senior researcher with the Institute for Social and Economic Development in Iowa City, Iowa. In this capacity he served as lead evaluator for a drug court program in Waterloo, Iowa and a youth mental health program in Chicago, Illinois. He was also a team member on a project providing program assessment and consulting services to the U.S. Office of Refugee Resettlement.

Dr. Martin holds a doctoral degree in policy analysis from The RAND Graduate School of Policy Studies. He earned a master’s degree in industrial psychology from St. Mary’s University and a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Loyola University.

Dr. Martin has extensive experience in general program evaluation and policy analysis. He has authored research reports in the fields of youth mental health, substance abuse, criminal and juvenile justice, welfare reform, domestic violence, and military manpower and personnel. He has also made presentations at a variety of national and regional conferences.