David Merolla

David Merolla

Associate Professor
Undergraduate Director

313-577-2930 (Main Sociology Office)


2253 FAB

Curriculum vitae

David Merolla

Research interest(s)/area of expertise

  • Race and Ethnicity

  • Sociology of Education

  • Social Psychology

  • Quantitative Methods


  • B.A. Sociology, Kent State University, 2004
  • M.A. Sociology, Kent State University, 2007
  • Ph.D. Sociology, Kent State University, 2010

Selected publications

2019 Jason P. Smith and David Merolla. “Black, Blue, and Blow: The Effect of Race and Criminal History on Perceptions of Police Violence. Sociological Inquiry DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/soin.12275

2019 David M. Merolla and Omari Jackson. “Structural Racism as the Fundamental Cause of the achievement Gap.” Sociology Compass DOI: https://doi.org/10.1111/soc4.12696

2019 Merolla, David, and Erin. "University Racial Composition and Self-Esteem: Commitment, Self Views and Reflected Appraisals." Chapter under consideration at Identities and Symbolic Interaction: Deepening Foundations: Building Bridges. Edited by Richard T. Serpe, Robyn Stryker and Brian Powell.

2018 David M. Merolla. “Completing the Educational Career: College Enrollment and College Completion for Black, Hispanic and White students” Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 4 (2) 281-297.

Currently teaching

  • SOC 7200

    SOC 2203

    SOC 2010

    SOC 4010

Citation index

  • https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=5hLYyu0AAAAJ&hl=en