Saint Michael's Department of Sociology and Anthropology

 

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Education:  Dr. Bolduc received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame in 1968. In 1976 he received his Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut.

Interests within Sociology:  His interests in Sociology are reflected in the courses he teaches:

bulletIntroduction to Sociology
bulletPopulation Analysis
bulletMethods of Research (mostly survey research)
bulletSociology of Work, Education and Vocation
bulletPeace and Justice
bulletPoverty

Related interests on campus: Dr. Bolduc is especially interested in doing volunteer service work with students, and has done so over the Spring breaks to such locations as Florida, Washington DC and Kentucky. The projects range from working on house construction to living and working in homeless shelters. He also likes doing survey research projects with students which help various social causes in the community.

Professional work and publications: Almost all of his professional writing flows from the various surveys which he works on with students and colleagues in other departments. Most are funded by sponsoring non-profit organizations. For example, in the past several years, he has written the following research projects:

A Comparative Survey of the Religious Attitudes and Behaviors of 1,640 Students at Five Catholic Colleges. This 2004 survey was conducted with the help of students from our Research Methods course, and has been a catalyst to lively discussions on all five campuses.  He has presented his findings in The National Catholic Reporter and at a conference of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities.

"The Pulse of Vermont" – a series of four state wide quality of life surveys of Vermonters and how they feel about the subjective aspects of their lives in Vermont, such as health, friends, crime, economic growth and environmental pollution.

"Vermonters Look at Population"—this state wide survey probed a random selection of Vermonters on the state’s growing population and how they felt it influenced a variety of quality of life issues from crime to wildlife, pollution, and congestion.  In 2008 he repeated his earlier survey of 1998.

In 2007, Vermont Campus Compact gave him the State's Service Learning Teacher of the Year Award.

Hobbies and other interests:  Dr. Bolduc loves gardening, woodworking, and (with his wife and a few friends) hand built the home they have lived in for the past 24 years. Summers allow time for gardening, golf and grandchildren.

Family:  Married high school sweetheart (Allyson) and has three adult children and three grandchildren.

 

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