AUM Faculty & Staff
Director of Field Education; Clinical Assistant Professor
Associate Professor; Social Work Program Director
Associate Professor | College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
About Professor Lehman My research addresses difficult and persistent issues like bullying and aggression in schools as well as educational inequality. I encourage my students to take an active role in developing creative solutions to social problems through blending their academic studies with experiential learning. Some course projects have included volunteering, campus community engagement, and guided research. I encourage AUM students to view any course as a valuable part of their education, skill development, and personal development. While other priorities may have been encouraged in the past, college does not need to be a time to reduce one’s efforts or identity down to a test score, grade, diploma, or job title. When learning, skill development, and personal development are prioritized, good grades, graduation, and career opportunities will come. And you will enjoy the experience." Brett Lehman Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
Department Chair; Associate Professor of Anthropology
Professor | College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
I joined the AUM faculty in 2001 and received my Ph.D. in Demography/Sociology from University of Alberta, Canada, a master’s degree in Economics from Wuhan University, China, a master’s degree in Sociology from University of Regina, Canada, and a bachelor’s degree in Political Economy from Anhui University, China. Before joining the faculty at AUM, I was a social scientist at Massachusetts Institute for Social Economic Research, University of Massachusetts (Amherst), where, as the state demographer, I was elected as a member of the steering committee in the Federal State Cooperative Program for Population Estimates (FSCPE). I was also the principal investigator of several projects granted by the US Census Bureau and the state government. Currently, I am an Full Professor of Sociology at AUM. My research interests cover the following areas: population studies, racial/ethnic studies (including ethnic cultures), political economy, and urbanization with a quantitative focus. I have published six books, a number of book chapters and research papers in internationally and nationally recognized journals. I have made more than 50 presentations and lectures at national and international conferences. The courses that I have taught include Introduction to Sociology, Research Methods, Social Statistics, Minority Groups, Demographic Techniques, International Economy, and Thinking Philosophy in China and Japan.