Dr. Michael Emerson, one of the nation’s leading scholars on race and religion, serves as Provost of North Park University in Chicago. Prior to that, he was the Cline Professor of Sociology and Academic Director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University in Houston. Dr. Emerson has authored or co-authored 15 books and monographs and over 60 journal articles and reports. His books include Divided by Faith, United by Faith, and Religion Matters: What Sociology Teaches Us about Religion in Our World.
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Association of Nazarene Sociologists and Researchers (ANSR)
ANSR is an organization of sociologists, researchers, educators, pastors, lay-ministers, and other professionals interested in understanding the structure, function, and processes of the church, as well as its role in society. We are a close-knit group that values fellowship, mutual encouragement, and prayer support. Participation in ANSR is open to anyone interested in furthering informed ministry, through sociology and research. The goal of the association is to generate sociological research which will assist the Nazarene denomination in its God-ordained mission.
ANSR is sponsored by Research Services, Church of the Nazarene Global Ministry Center Dr. Dale E. Jones, Director ANSR Founder: Dr. Bill M. Sullivan; Chair Emeritus: Dr. Jon Johnston Executive Board: Dr. Ron Benefiel, Professor Bo Cassell, Dr. Kenneth Crow, Dr. Jamie Gates, Rev. Richard Houseal, Dr. Dale Jones, & Deb Sullivan King