Sam Reimer, Ph.D.
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Sam Reimer, Ph.D.

Professor of Sociology - Dept. Coordinator

506-858-8970 ext: 139

B.R.E., Briercrest College
B.A. (Hons.), University of Waterloo
M.A., University of Notre Dame
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame


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

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 

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).