Michael Emerson


Visiting Professor of Church and Culture

Ph.D. from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1991

About Dr. Emerson

Michael Emerson is the Allyn and Gladys Cline Professor of Sociology and Co-Founding Director of the Kinder Institute for Urban Research at Rice University. He is committed to quality teaching and has won several teaching awards at Rice. Dr. Emerson serves as visiting professor for the HGST DMin program, most recently leading a course entitled Race, Culture, and Ministry.

In addition to numerous research articles, he is the author of twelve books, including the award winners Divided by Faith: Evangelical Religion and the Problem of Race in America (Oxford University Press) and People of the Dream: Multiracial Congregations in the United States (Princeton University Press). His most recent books include Passing the Plate: Why American Christians Don’t Give Away More Money (Oxford University Press), Religion Matters: What Sociology Teaches Us about Religion in Our World (Allyn & Bacon), Transcending Racial Barriers (Oxford University Press), and Blacks and Whites in Christian America (NYU Press).

Courses Taught

EM 850: Race, Culture, and Ministry

Contact Information

Email: moe@rice.edu