Mike Vuolo

Associate Professor, Sociology, College of Arts and Sciences

In addition to methodological development, Dr. Vuolo’s substantive research falls within several areas. A central focus of his work is substance use, examining topics such as the efficacy of drug policy, the influence of subcultural affiliation, and intergenerational substance use. He does additional work within the study of law, crime, and deviance on the effect of criminal records on employability, as well as prisoner mental health. He also conducts research on life course transitions within the sociology of work and education, such as how particular pathways through education to careers and the recent recession affect employment outcomes, including unemployment, wages, and work quality.

I specialize in

PhD, Sociology, University of Minnesota
MS, Mathematics, University of Minnesota
MS, Statistics, University of Minnesota
BA, Sociology, University of Connecticut


National Institute on Drug Abuse