Kyle Longest completed his undergraduate degree in history and sociology at Indiana University and earned his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research centers on understanding how teens make the transition out of high school,
focusing on substance use, religion and academic behaviors.
Dr. Longest's work has appeared in journals such as Social Forces, Journal of Marriage and Family, Society and Mental Health, and Work and Occupations. He currently teaches courses on deviance, religion, research methods, quantitative analysis, the sociology of Harry Potter, and sports analytics.