Sam Reimer, PhD

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Sam Reimer PhD Professor of Sociology

Ph: 506-858-8970 ext: 139
Email: Sam.Reimer@crandallu.ca

Education

BRE, Briercrest College
BA (Hons), University of Waterloo
MA, University of Notre Dame
PhD, University of Notre Dame

Other Professional Appointments

Visiting Fellow, Centre for Studies in Religion and Society, University of Victoria, 2013

Alan Richardson Fellow, University of Durham, 2018

Courses Taught

  • Research Methods
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Classical Social Theory
  • Modern Social Theory
  • Sociology of Education
  • Sociology of Religion
  • Modern Life and Personal Identity
  • Statistics for the Social Sciences
  • Organizational Behaviour
  • Christian Spirituality
  • Evangelicalism in Canada
  • Cross Cultural Internship

Honours & Scholarships

  • Research grant from Stronger Philanthropy, 2016
  • Stephen & Ella Steeves Research Stipend, Crandall University, 2016
  • The Stephen & Ella Steeves Award for Excellence in Research, Crandall University, 2008 & 2016
  • Scholarship to attend “New Conversations in Science and Religion: What Difference Might Critical Realism Make?” Conference at the University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, 2015
  • The Stephen & Ella Steeves Award for Excellence in Teaching, Crandall University, 2014
  • Research grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 2010 and 2014
  • Centre for Research on Canadian Evangelicalism Research Grant, 2008-9
  • Stephen S. Steeves Sabbatical Award, Atlantic Baptist University, 2005
  • Visiting Scholar, Institute for Faith and Learning, Baylor University, 2005-6
  • Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Research Award, 2004
    Coalition of Christian Colleges and Universities Initiative Grant, 2000-3

Select Publications & Presentations

[Coauthored with Richard Janzen, Mark Chapman, James Watson and Michael Wilkinson] “Christian Churches and Immigrant Support in Canada: An Organizational Ecology Perspective.” Review of Religious Research 58 (2016): 495-513.

[Co-authored with Michael Wilkinson] A Culture of Faith: Evangelical Congregations in Canada (McGill Queen’s University Press, 2015).

[Coauthored with George Yancey and Jake O’Connell] “How Academics View Conservative Protestants.” Sociology of Religion 76 (2015): 1-22.

[Coauthored with Rick Hiemstra] “The Rise of Part-time Employment in Canadian Christian Churches.” Studies in Religion 44 (2015): 356-77.

“Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada’s Congregations: Vitality, Diversity, Identity and Equity.” Canadian Journal of Pentecostal-Charismatic Christianity 3 (2012): 41-69.

“Orthodoxy Niches: Diversity in Congregational Orthodoxy among Three Protestant Denominations in the U.S.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 50 (2011):763-79.

“’Civility without Compromise’: Evangelical attitudes toward same-sex issues in comparative context.” In Faith, Politics and Sexual Diversity in Canada and the United States ed. David Rayside and Clyde Wilcox, pp. 71-86. University of British Columbia Press, 2011.

“Higher Education and Theological Liberalism: Revisiting the Old Issue.” Sociology of Religion, 71 (2010): 393-408.

“Sect Appeal: Rethinking the Class-sect link.” In Religion and Class in America: Culture, History and Politics ed. Sean McCloud and William A. Mirola, pp. 69-89 (Brill, 2009).

“Does Religion Matter? Canadian Religious Traditions and Attitudes toward Diversity.”  In Religion and Diversity in Canada, ed. Lori G. Beaman and Peter Beyer, pp. 105-125 (Brill, 2008).

“Class and Congregations: Class and Religious Affiliation at the Congregational Level of Analysis.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 46 (2007): 583-594.

Evangelicals and the Continental Divide: The evangelical subculture in Canada and the United States (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2003).

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