M.A., Ph.D. University of Connecticut
A.B. University of Notre Dame
Areas of Expertise:
Population studies, methods of survey research, poverty, quality of life issues, student religiousness.
Courses I Teach:
- Introduction to Sociology
- Population Analysis
- Research Methods
- Social Problems
- Work, Education and Vocation
I have done over 35 research projects (usually surveys) with students in my classes. The new information they learn shapes what I teach in each of my other classes. I have great respect for what research has to teach. In 2009 I was asked to write an article for a national newspaper of sociology on how doing research with students is mutually beneficial.
I recently completed, with my colleague in economics, Professor Herb Kessel, a 160-page book focusing on changes and trends in Vermont over the past several decades. Vermont in Transition: A Summary of Social, Economic and Environmental Trends contains about 320 charts, graphs and tables. I also just finished the latest 2010 study of The Pulse of Vermont: Quality of Life in 2010. In 2007, I was recognized as the Vermont Service-Learning Teacher of the Year by Vermont Campus Compact.
Life Off Campus:
I enjoy my family, my grandchildren, my gardens and my woodlot.
Vince Bolduc, professor of sociology, in July was a guest on the Vermont Public Radio program Vermont Edition, discussing with another guest the subject of low fertility in Vermont. Also, Vince and Herb Kessel, professor of economics, in recent months published an article, “Vermont’s Domestic Migration Patterns: A Cause of Social and Economic Differences,” in the journal of the New England-St. Lawrence Valley Geographical Society.
(posted November 2016)