• Thomas Lamatsch, PhD

    Assistant Professor

    PhD, University of Connecticut

    Office: Bey Hall, Room 240

    Phone: (732) 571-4481

    Email: tlamatsc@monmouth.edu

    Spring 2014 Office Hours:

    Monday, 3-4

    Tuesday, 4-6

    Spring 2014 Courses:

    PS 383:Model UN Conference

    PS 401: Seminar in Political Science

    PS 516: Research Methods

    Regularly Taught Courses:

    PS 101: Introduction to Political Science

    PS 250: Social Science Research and Writing

    PS 383: Model UN Conference

    PS 516: Research Methods


    Thomas Lamatsch joined Monmouth in 2010 as the Assistant Director of the Polling Institute and Adjunct Professor. He accepted a full-time position in the Department of Political Science and Sociology in 2012. He previously worked on public policy issues for the McKinsey Global Institute in San Francisco and the McKinsey & Co. Social Sector Office in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining McKinsey and Co., Dr. Lamatsch conducted research and taught at University of Las Vegas (UNLV) for over five years. In addition to his PhD in Political Science he holds an MA in Survey Research from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from Cornell University.

    Research Interests:

    He is an expert on survey design and analysis with more than 15 years of experience in this area. Additional interest include Education Policy, American Politics, and Comparative Politics with as focus on Europe.

    Selected Works:

    Scholarly Articles:

    The Economic Fallout of the Achievement Gap in America’s Schools (Lead author of the McKinsey team publishing the study)

    The Impact of Education on Wealth and Income in the United States (Lead author of the education chapters and methodology)