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Michael DeCesare

Professor and Chair



Ph.D., Sociology, UMass-Amherst


  • 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

Professional Experience

Dr. DeCesare’s areas are social movements, education, research methods, and teaching and learning. His articles, essays, and reviews have been published in a variety of scholarly journals. His third book, Death on Demand: Jack Kevorkian and the Right-to-Die Movement, appeared in July 2015. Dr. DeCesare has served as president of the Merrimack College AAUP chapter since 2012. 

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


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Phone: 978.837.3516
Fax: 978.837.3546
Email:  decesarem
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