Skip navigation

Thomas Pavkov Ph.D.

Tom Pavkov
Title: Chair and Professor
Division: Family and Consumer Sciences
Unit: Family and Child Studies
Office Location: Wirtz Hall 121
Office Phone: 815-753-6342
Office Fax: 815-753-1321
Email: tpavkov@niu.edu

Courses Taught

  • HDFS 483/583: Social Policy, Children, and Families
  • HDFS 484/584: Family Theories

Education

  • Ph.D., Northwestern University, Human Development and Social Policy
  • M.A., Wheaton College, Educational Studies
  • B.A., Fort Wayne Bible College, Christian Education

Research Interests

  • Mental health services, outcomes, research, and policy
  • Child and family serving systems including mental health, juvenile justice, child welfare, and education
  • Family dynamics and atypical adolescent development
  • Supervision in human service agencies
  • Child maltreatment and delinquency