Sociology

Faculty

Michael DeCesare

Academic Title

  • Professor, Sociology

Administrative Support

  • Academic Freedom and Tenure
  • Academic Governance
  • Research Methods
  • Social Movements
  • Sociology of Education
  • Teaching and Learning in Sociology

My recent scholarly writing has focused on faculty governance, academic freedom and tenure. My most recent published work analyzed Dr. Jack Kevorkian’s role in the American right-to-die movement, social movement leadership and pedagogy and research methodology in sociology.

  • Ph.D. Sociology UMass Amherst
  • M.S. Sociology Southern Connecticut State University
  • B.A. Sociology University of Connecticut
  • Academic Freedom and Tenure
  • Academic Governance
  • Social Movements
  • Sociology of Education
  • Teaching and Learning in Sociology

DeCesare, Michael. 2017. “Reaffirming the Principles of Academic Government.” Academe (103)1. Online only.

DeCesare, Michael. 2016. “How ‘Dr. Death’ Single-Handedly Fought for the Right to Die.” Aeon. Posted May 18.

DeCesare, Michael. 2015. “Death on Demand: Jack Kevorkian and the Right-to-Die Movement.” Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.

DeCesare, Michael. 2014. “Questions Upon a Quinquagenary: Assessing the Pedagogical Importance of Peter Berger’s Invitation to Sociology.” Sociological Imagination 50(2):38-52.

DeCesare, Michael. 2013. “Toward an Interpretive Approach to Social Movement Leadership.” International Review of Modern Sociology 39(2):239-257.

Zake, Ieva and Michael DeCesare (eds.). 2011. “New Directions in Sociology: Essays on Theory and Methodology in the 21st Century.” Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company.