Missouri State University

Sociology and Anthropology

Dr. Michael Stout

Office:  471 Strong Hall

Phone:  417-836-5357

E-Mail:  MStout@MissouriState.edu

Fall '13 Office Hours:  11:00-12:00 T/TH; 1:00-2:00 T/W/Th; or by appointment


Mike Stout is an assistant professor of Sociology. He completed his B.A. in sociology from Temple University in 2000, his M.A. in sociology from Penn State University in 2003, and his PhD in sociology from Penn State University in 2007. He joined Missouri State’s Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology in the Fall of 2007.

Dr. Stout's research interests are in the area of social capital and civic engagement. In 2010 Dr. Stout and two other MSU sociologists collaborated with the National Conference on Citizenship to produce the "Missouri Civic Health Index," a report summarizing the empirical indicators of civic health for the state of Missouri. Dr. Sout is also the coordinator of the Ozarks Regional Social Capital Study (ORSCS), an ongoing project that tracks levels of social capital and civic engagement in Southwest Missouri. Funded by a local coalition of private, philanthropic, and public contributions the ORSCS is a valuable source of information for community and civic leaders in the Ozarks.

Mike's teaching interests are in the areas of quantitative research methods, political sociology, and race ethnicity. He has taught SOC 150 (Introduction to Society), SOC 302 (Statistics for Social Research), SOC 303 (Quantitative Methods Lab), SOC 320 (Political Sociology), and SOC 336 (Race and Ethnic Relations).