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Michael DeCesare

Associate Professor and Chair
Ph.D., Sociology, UMass-Amherst (2004)


Dr. DeCesare’s interests are social movements, education, research methods, and teaching and learning. His articles and reviews in those areas have appeared in a variety of scholarly journals. His third book, Death on Demand: Jack Kevorkian and the Right-to-Die Movement, will appear this summer. Dr. DeCesare has been president of the Merrimack College AAUP chapter since 2012. 

                       New Directions in Sociology: Essays on Theory and Methodology in the 21st Century                      A Discipline Divided: Sociology in American High Schools

Curriculum Vitae  

  • Ways of Seeing I: The Sociological Imagination (formerly Principles of Sociology)
  • Ways of Knowing I: Research Methods (formerly Research Methodology)
  • Ways of Knowing II: Statistics (formerly statistical Analysis)
  • Social Movements
  • Sociology of Education



Office: Sullivan Hall 303A

Phone: 978.837.3516

Fax: 978.837.3546



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