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Anthony T. Fleege

Anthony Fleege, Associate Professor

Mortuary Science and Funeral Services, Health Care Management

At SIU Since 1999


  • Master of Business Administration, College of Business and Administration, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL, 1999
  • Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, Health Care Management, Department of Health Care Professions, College of Applied Sciences and Arts, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, IL, 1997
  • Associate of Applied Science, Magna Cum Laude, Mortuary Science and Funeral Service, Department of Health Care Professions, College of Technical Careers, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, Carbondale, IL, 1995

Courses Taught:

  • Funeral Service Management
  • Funeral Service Psychology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Mortuary Regulations
  • MSFS Law
  • Orientation to Funeral Service

Research Interests:

  • Funeral home marketing and management
  • Cremation history and trends
  • Funeral Service Seminar
  • History of embalming in the United States

Special Projects:

  • Cremation trends and future predictions
  • Origins of American embalming from Civil War to present
  • Alternative forms of disposition in funeral service


Shaw, T.,  Fleege, A.T. & Epplin, K. (2011) The Evolution of Funeral Service Education: Conception to Accreditation. The Journal of Funeral Service Education 14(1), 21-42.

Fleege, A.T. (2009)  The 1947 Centralia Mine Disaster. The Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society 102(2), 163-176.

Fleege, A.T, & Shaw, T.  (2007).  Explaining the Rise in Cremation in the U.S. 1960-2000, The Journal of Funeral Service Education 13(1), 31-55.

Fleege, A.T.  (2005).  Dr. Francis Julius LeMoyne: Origins of Cremation in the United States. The Journal of Funeral Service Education, 11(1),  46-58.

Fleege, A.T. (2005).  Is it possible to have a Theory Z type worker in a funeral home? The Journal of Funeral Service Education, 11(1), 24-45.

Fleege, A.T. (2004). Is Funeral Personalization a push or pull marketing strategy?  The Director, 76(10), 46-50. 

Fleege, A.T, & Shaw, T. Debeljuk, L. (2004).  Continuous versus Intermittent drainage in Arterial Embalming, The Journal of Funeral Service Education 10(1), 4-17.

SIU Anthony Fleege

Office: ASA 116
Phone: 618-453-5698