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Michael Vuolo

Michael Vuolo

Assistant Professor of Sociology

Ph.D., Sociology, University of Minnesota (2009)
M.S., Mathematics, University of Minnesota (2011)
M.S., Statistics, University of Minnesota (2007)

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crime, law, deviance; work and education; statistics

Mike Vuolo joined the Department of Sociology at Purdue in 2011 after earning his PhD in Sociology, MS in Statistics, and MS in Mathematics from the University of Minnesota. He is currently the Associate Director of Purdue's Center for Research on Young People's Health. His research within crime, law, and deviance examines whether laws can affect individuals' substance use, the effect of low-level criminal offenses on employability, inmate adjustment to prison, and the relationship between music listenership and substance use. He also conducts research within sociology of work and education on the outcomes, such as unemployment, wages, and work quality, of particular pathways through education to careers.