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Michael DeCesare

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


Dr. DeCesare‚Äôs interests are social movements, education, research methods, and teaching and learning. His articles, essays, and reviews have appeared in a variety of scholarly journals. His third book, Death on Demand: Jack Kevorkian and the Right-to-Die Movement, will be published this summer. Dr. DeCesare has served as 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  

  • Social Movements
  • Sociology of Education (Writing Intensive)
  • Ways of Knowing I: Research Methods 
  • Ways of Knowing II: Statistics 
  • Ways of Practicing: Internship
  • Ways of Seeing I: The Sociological Imagination


Office: Sullivan Hall 303A

Phone: 978.837.3516

Fax: 978.837.3546



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