Mark Lindblad’s work connects the psychological, social and legal factors that influence consumer financial decision making. His research examines how financially constrained households manage debt.
- Economic and community development
- Program evaluation and research methods
- Ph.D., Psychology, 2004, North Carolina State University
- M.S., Psychology, 1997, North Carolina State University
- B.A., Human Development, 1991, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
About Mark Lindblad
Mark Lindblad is research director at the UNC Center for Community Capital and adjunct associate professor of psychology at North Carolina State University. He conducts research to better understand economic mobility among lower-income populations.
Lindblad’s work connects the psychological, social and legal factors that influence consumer financial decision making. His research examines how financially constrained households manage debt when faced with income shocks and life stressors, such as unemployment, medical troubles and home foreclosure. He also seeks to understand housing decisions and factors that underlie the benefits of homeownership.
Lindblad brings extensive experience in survey design, research methods, data collection, and statistical programming and analysis. He has more than a dozen years of experience designing and implementing quality controls for large-scale data collection efforts. Since 2005, he has managed the center’s longitudinal study of financial decisions of lower-income households and directed the center’s supervision of a survey team at RTI International in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
Before joining the center, Lindblad worked at the Southern Technology Council of the Southern Growth Policies Board in Research Triangle Park, N.C. He also worked at the nation’s 20th-largest school district, the Wake County Public School System, in Raleigh, N.C., where he studied the effectiveness of tutoring interventions for elementary and middle school students who were performing below grade level.
Lindblad managed the National Science Foundation’s Industry-University Cooperative Research Center Evaluation Project at N.C. State University. He also conducted program evaluation research at the university’s Division of Undergraduate Affairs and University Planning and Analysis.
Lindblad holds a Ph.D. and M.S. in Psychology from North Carolina State University. He holds a B.A. in Human Development from St. Mary’s College of Maryland.
Recent News About Mark R. Lindblad:
Research Update: Loan modifications ease house payment stress for delinquent mortgage borrowers
Center researchers discuss homeownership impact and decision-making at national policy conference
Research Update: Extending Homeownership Benefits to Renters
Research Update: Delinquent homeowners who file for bankruptcy 70 percent less likely to lose their homes
Mark R. Lindblad In the News:
Bankruptcy can save your home from foreclosure
Homeownership and crime: A complicated relationship
The Daily Tar Heel
Professor Roberto Quercia will use Harvey Award money to develop coaches academy
The New York Times
As Renters Move In, Some Homeowners Fret
Study: Americans Still Positive on Homeownership Following Crisis