David Lomascolo


Dr. David J. Lomascolo is a Researcher at Chapin Hall. Lomascolo’s work focuses on the use of organizational assessment, applying principles from safety science to inform child welfare policy and practice improvement initiatives. In addition to organizational assessment, Lomascolo’s areas of expertise include policy research, quantitative and mixed methodology, and survey design and implementation. His current research focuses on ways to enhance training and professional development for workers in child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

Prior to joining Chapin Hall, Lomascolo worked as a Health Policy Analyst at the Center of Excellence for Children in State Custody in the Department of Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. At Vanderbilt, Lomascolo served as a statistical consultant for projects with the Tennessee Department of Children’s Services and Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. In this capacity, he designed, implemented, and analyzed survey data; implemented educational interventions with child welfare workers; and analyzed Child and Adolescent Needs and Strengths (CANS) assessment data.

Lomascolo holds a Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Leadership Studies from the University of Tennessee, where he was an Orin Graff Scholar. He holds a Master of Science in Education from The College of Saint Rose and a Bachelor of Arts in History from Siena College.

Doctor of Philosophy in Education, with a concentration in Leadership Studies, University of Tennessee

Master of Science in Education, College of Saint Rose

Bachelor of Arts in History, Siena College

Lomascolo, D. J. (2017, November). Using spaced education in child welfare: Evidence from Tennessee. Poster presented at the annual American Evaluation Association “Evaluation” Conference, Washington, DC.

Lomascolo, D. J. & Angelle, P. S. (2015, April). A national study of common planning time activities: Examination of differences by state. Paper presented at the annual American Educational Research Association (AERA) Conference, Chicago, IL.

Derrington, M. L., & Lomascolo, D. J. (2014, March). A study of principal support and student achievement. Paper presented at the Annual Graduate Student Research Colloquium (GSRC), The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN.

Lomascolo, D. J., & Angelle, P. A. (2018). A national study of common planning time activities: An examination of differences. Middle Grades Research Journal.

Derrington, M. L., & Lomascolo, D. J. (2015). Principal support of teachers and its impact on student achievement. In M. DiPaola & W. K. Hoy (Eds.), Leadership and school quality (pp. 135-145). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing Inc.