Tammy Laughlin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Political Science
College of Arts and Sciences
Office Address: John A. Kenney Hall, Rm. 70-405
- Economic Development
- Government Performance
- Social Capital
- Civic Engagement
- Non-Profit Organizations
Professor Tammy Laughlin attained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and Finance from the University of North Alabama. She received her M.B.A. from Troy University. She received her Ph.D. in Public Policy from Auburn University. Dr. Laughlin completed more than 100 community outreach and research projects for Troy University through the Center for Business and Community Partnering and has taught Economics and Political Science on the university level both in the classroom and online for more than twelve years.
Her research focuses on the relationships between community cohesiveness, government performance, economic development efforts, and economic growth.
Representative Publications & Presentations:
1. “Stakeholder Variety in Local Economic Development." 2014 Southern Political Science Association Meeting in New Orleans.
2. The Effects of Social Capital on Government Performance and Economic Wealth.” Ph.D. Dissertation. Auburn University, 2012.
3. “Stakeholder Variety and Decision Making Outcomes in Local Economic Development” presented at the Alabama Political Science Association Conference, Tuscaloosa, AL., April 2013.
4. “The Role of Community Participation and Government Performance in Economic Development Efforts.” Presented at the Southern Political Science Association conference, Orlando, FL., January, 2013.
5. “Citizen Participation, Government Performance, and Economic Development.” Alabama Political Science Association, Birmingham, AL. April, 2011
6. Jubilee CityFest Comprehensive Marketing Plan. Montgomery, AL. 2005
7. Jubilee CityFest Economic Impact Study. Jointly conducted Economic Impact Study with the International Festival and Events Association (IFEA). Montgomery, AL. 2002.