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Carolyn O'Laughlin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
School of Education

Undergraduate University Core


Ph.D., Higher Education Administration, Saint Louis University

M.A., Student Affairs Administration, Michigan State University

B.A., Communication Studies and Women’s Studies, Marquette University

Practice Areas

  • Higher Education and Student Affairs Administration
  • Neurodivergence and Autism
  • College Student Belonging and Persistence
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Undergraduate University Core

Research Interests

  • Autistic College Student Experience; Belonging, Relevance and Making Space
  • Qualitative Data Collection; Multi-modal and Inclusive Strategies
  • Critical Theory, including Queer Theory and Crip Theory
  • Autistic Social Cognition; Defying Deficit-Laden Assumptions