Collin Mueller is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the University of Maryland, College Park. His program of research is conceptually grounded in life course, critical race, and cumulative advantage/disadvantage approaches. Mueller specializes in mixed methods research design, team-based ethnographic and in-depth interviewing techniques, and quantitative methods for analyzing longitudinal survey data. Professor Mueller's current research examines how individuals perceive unfair treatment and make sense of organizational dynamics unfolding in healthcare and human service settings in the context of their longer-term employment, healthcare usage, and functional health trajectories. He teaches courses on aging and human development, population health, social inequality, and research methods.
Mueller received his B.A. from Rice University, M.Div. from Duke University Divinity School, and M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Duke University. He also completed his postdoctoral training at Duke, first as a postdoctoral scholar in the Social Science Research Institute's Initiative on Qualitative, Ethnographic, and Mixed Methods and then as a postdoctoral fellow in the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, funded by the National Institute on Aging and supported by Duke's Department of Population Health Sciences and Department of Sociology.