Laura McCloud

Department Chair of Sociology and Criminal Justice

Laura McCloud

Office Location: Xavier Hall - 242

  • Professional
  • Video

Additional Titles/Roles

  • Associate Professor of Sociology


  • Ph.D., Sociology, The Ohio State University, 2010
  • M.A., Sociology, The Ohio State University, 2006
  • B.A., Sociology, University of Cincinnati, 2003

Areas of Emphasis or Expertise

  • Social Class Stratification
  • Social Mobility Debt
  • Debt and Economic Inequality
  • Consumption
  • Culture and Mass Media


  • Faculty Excellence Award in Advising 2015-2016, Pacific Lutheran University
  • Karen Hille Phillips Regency Advancement Award Recipient 2015-2016, Pacific Lutheran University

The Fragile American: Hardship and Financial Troubles in the 21st Century