Michael R. Leming is professor emieritus of sociology and anthropology and Asian Studies. He holds degrees from Westmont College (B.A.), Marquette University (M.A.), and the University of Utah (Ph.D.) and has done additional graduate study at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
He is co-author (with George E. Dickinson) of Understanding Families: Diversity, Continuity, and Change(Allyn & Bacon, 1990, and Harcourt Brace, 1995) and Understanding Dying, Death and Bereavement, Seventh Edition. (Wadsworth Publishers/Cengage Learning, 2010, Thompson Learning/Wadsworth, 2007 and 2002; Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1994 and 1990; and Holt Rinehart and Winston, 1985) and co-author (with George E. Dickinson) of Understanding Families: Diversity, Continuity, and Change,Second Edition (Allyn & Bacon, 1990, and Harcourt . He is also co-editor (with Raymond DeVries and Brendan Furnish) of The Sociological Perspective: A Value-Committed Introduction(Zondervan, 1989, and Wipf & Stock Publishers, 2009), Handbook of Death and Dying(2 Edited Volumes, 2003) produced and edited by Clifton D. Bryant, Charles K. Edgley, Michael R. Leming, Dennis L. Peck, Editors. Sage Publications, Inc. and associate editor of Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience (2 Edited Volumes 2009 produced by Clifton D. Bryant and Dennis L. Peck, Editors. In 1995 he produced a documentary film entitled “The Karen of Musikhee: Rabbits in the Mouth of the Crocodile.”
Dr. Leming was the founder and former director of the St. Olaf College Social Research Center, former member of the board of directors of the Minnesota Coalition on Terminal Care and the Northfield AIDS Response, and has served as a hospice educator, volunteer, and grief counselor. He has been teaching in the Sociology and Anthropology department since 1971. For the past 10 years he has directed The Spring Semester in Thailand program (http://www.AmazingThailand.org), which is affiliated with Chiang Mai University, and lives in Thailand during Minnesota’s coldest months.
Mike teaches the following courses
121 Introduction to Sociology
248 Death, Dying and Bereavement
Course Previously Taught
260 Marriage and The Family
265 Sociology of Religion
371 Quantitative Research Methods
The Karen of Northern Thailand
Contact Mike: firstname.lastname@example.org