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Oklahoma State University

Mike Stout


Associate Professor and George Kaiser Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Family and Community Policy

2116 Main Hall
Tulsa, OK 74106
Phone: 918-594-8311


Degree Institution Area of Study
Ph.D. Penn State University, State College, PA Sociology
M.A. Penn State University, State College, PA Sociology
B.A. Temple University, Philadelphia, PA Sociology


social capital; civic engagement; family and community policy


Stout, M. D. (2015). Using Public Sociology to Increase Citizen Participation in a Medium-Sized Midwestern City. In Kathlleen O. Korgen; Jonathan M. White; Shelley K. white (Ed.), Sociologists in Action: Sociology, Social Change, and Social Justice (2nd ed., pp. 156-160). Sage Publications, Inc..

Flanagan, C., Stoppa, T., Syvertsen, A. K., Stout, M. D. (2010). Schools and Social Trust. In L. Sherrod, J. Torney-Purta, & C. Flanagan (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Civic Engagement in Youth (pp. Chapter 12). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons.

Schwadel, Philip, Jacob E. Cheadle, Sarah E. Malone, and Michael Stout. (2016). "Social Networks and Civic Participation and Efficacy in Two Evangelical Protestant Churches." Review of Religious Research 58(2):305-317. 

Stout, M.D., Harms, J.B., and Knapp, T. (2016). Social Capital and Civic Participation in the Ozarks: Summary of Findings from the Ozarks Regional Social Capital Survey. eJournal of Public Affairs, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, mar. 2016. ISSN 2162-9161. Available at: <>.

Stout, M. D., Fisher, B. J., Lvesque-Bristol, C. (2014). Social Media, Social Capital, and the Civic Participation of College Students. eJournal of Public Affairs, 3(1).

Schwadel, P., Stout, M. D. (2012). Age, Period and Cohort Effects On Social Capital. Social Forces, 91, 233-252.

Stout, M. D., Harms, J. B., Knapp, T. D., Vess, L. E. (2011). Mesauring Social Capital and Building Community in the Ozarks. Contexts, 10(Number 1 /Winter), 20-25.

Flanagan, C. A., Stout, M. D. (2010). "Developmental patterns of social trust between early and late adolescence: Age and school climate effects.". Journal of Research on Adolescence, 20(3), 748-773.

Syvertsen, A. K., Flanagan, C. A., Stout, M. D. (2009). "Breaking the Code of Silence: How School Climate Influences Students' Willingness to Intervene in a Peer's Dangerous Plan". Journal of Educational Psychology, 101(1), 219-232.

Syvertsen, A. K., Stout, M. D., Flanagan, C. A., Mitra, D. L., Oliver, M. B., Sundar, S. Shyam (2009). Using Elections as Teachable Moments: A Randomized Evaluation of the Student Voices Civic Education Program. American Journal of Education, 116(November 2009), 33-67.

Gallay, L., Flanagan, C. A., Stout, M. D. (2008). "It's my body and none of your business: Developmental differences in adolescents' perceptions of health". Journal of Social Issues, 64(4), 815-834.

Courses Taught

HDFS 5563

Professional Memberships

  • Midwest Sociological Society
  • American Sociological Association