Faculty Profile

Vince Bolduc, PhD

Professor of Sociology and Anthropology

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
  • Poverty
  • 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.

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