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Joel Smith
Professor Emeritus
Department of Sociology
Duke University

Box 90088
Duke University
Durham, NC, 27708-0088, USA
Phone: (919) 660-5628
Fax: (919) 660-5623


  • mass commnication
  • political sociology
  • urban sociology
  • methodology
    2/27/01 CURRICULUM VITAE JOEL SMITH Office: Department of Sociology Box 90088 Duke University Durham, NC 27708-0088 919-660-5628 (phone), 919-660-5623 (fax) E-mail: Home: 4 Stoneridge Circle Durham, North Carolina 27705 (919) 489-7971 (phone), 919-493-0037 (fax) E-mail: Date of Birth: December 7, 1925 SS Number: 098-14-2000 Education: Ph.D. Northwestern University, June, 1954 M.A. Columbia University, June, 1950 B.A. Queens College, Flushing, N.Y., June, 1945 Professional Positions Professor Emeritus, Department of Sociology, Duke University, 1997- Visiting Professor, Department of Sociology, McGill University, Fall, 1994 Professor, Department of Sociology, Duke University, 1967-97 Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Sociology, Duke University, 1967-1971; 1974-1976; 1981-1988 Senior Fellow, Center for Demographic Studies, Duke University, 1986- Member, Canadian Studies Program, 1973- ; Center for International Studies, 1973- ; Comparative Area Studies, 1984- ; Film and Video Program, 1985- ; Duke University Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Duke University, 1958-1967 Visiting Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Geneva, 1972-1973 Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Michigan State University, 1955-1958; Instructor, 1951-1955 Teaching Assistant, Department of Sociology, Northwestern University, 1949- 1951 Research Assistant, Bureau of Applied Social Research, Columbia University, 1947-1949 Research Assistant, American Jewish Committee, 1947 Field Supervisor, Research Company of America; Field Survey Group, 1945-1946 Teaching Specialties Sociology of Mass Communication Research Methodology Human Ecology Urban Sociology Political Sociology Canadian Society Comparative Analysis Recent University Activities Member, Advisory Committee, Canadian Studies and North American Studies Programs, 1993- Member, Duke University Medical Center Institutional Review Boards 1, 2, and 3, 1993- Chair, Ad Hoc Committee to Review Duke University Cultural Diversity Program, 1991-2 Member, Supervisory Committee on African and African-American Studies Program, 1991-6 Member, Faculty Commons Committee, 1989-92, Chair, 1991-2 Chair, Provost''s Committee to Review the Dean of the Graduate School, 1989-90 Member, Provost''s Advisory Committee on Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure, 1989-92 Member, University Committee on Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid, 1989-92 Chair, Subcommittee on Social Sciences of Ad Hoc Committee II of the Provost''s Planning and Priorities Committee, 1987-88 Member, Undergraduate Judicial Board, 1986-88 Chair, Center for International Studies, Visiting Professors Committee, 1985-86 Member, Center for International Studies Advisory Committee, 1985-86 Member, Dean''s Committee on Film and Video Program, 1985-86 Member, University Committee on Use of Human Subjects in Non-Medical Research, 1985-88; Chair, 1986-88 Member, University Research Council, 1984-88 Chair, Center for International Studies Travel Committee, 1984-1985 Member, University Commencement Committee, 1984-1985 Member, Canadian Studies Advisory Committee, 1981-93 Member, University Planning Committee, 1980-1983 Member, University Faculty Council of Arts and Sciences, 1980-1982 Member, Executive Committee of the Graduate School, 1980-1982 Additional Professional Activities Chair, Committee on the Status of Women, southern Sociological Society, 2001- Member, Peer Review Panel for Environmental Monitoring for Public Access and Community Tracking Research Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1998- Chair, Committee on Honors, Southern Sociological Society; 1996-1999 Member, Political Sociology Working Group for General Social Survey, 1986 Member, Durham Planning and Zoning Commission, 1980-1983 Committee on Professional Standards and Training, American Sociological Association, 1970-1973; Chair, 1971-1972 Member, Executive Committee, Southern Sociological Society, 1970-1972; 1989-94 Consultant, Dean of Arts and Science, University of South Carolina President-Elect, Southern Sociological Society, 1989-90; President, 1990-91 Member, National Science Foundation Panel on Undergraduate Scientific Equipment Member, Metropolitanization Committee, Southern Regional Demographic Group Key Census Tract Person, Lansing, Michigan, SMSA, 1956-1958; Durham, 1958-1997 Member, Sub-Committee on Marketing on North Central Committee Rural Sociology Methodological Consultant, Interstate Managerial Survey on North Central Committee on Agricultural Economics Consultant: North Carolina Fund; Durham Community Planning Council; Michigan State Department of Mental Health; Michigan Bell Telephone Co. Editorial Boards: Comparative Legislative Studies Publication Series, Sage; Sociological Inquiry; Journal of Politics; Social Forces; Contemporary Sociology; American Sociologist Member, Graduate Program Evaluation Teams, Council of Graduate Schools (Marquette, Tulsa, Notre Dame) Session Organizer and participant at numerous meetings of the American Sociological Association, Ohio Valley Sociological Society, Southern Sociological Society, Eastern Sociological Society, Michigan Sociological Society, Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, American Political Science Association, Rural Sociological Society, American Society for Public Administration, Population Association of America, Southern Regional Demographic Group, American Farm Economics Association, etc. Invited conference participation and colloquium speaker on numerous occasions. Referee for professional journals: American Sociological Review; American Journal of Sociology; Social Forces; Demography; Social Science Quarterly; Sociology and Social Research; Journal of Political and Military Sociology; Rural Sociology; and numerous others. Referee for Publishers: Prentice-Hall, W. C. Brown, Wadsworth, Duke University Press Professional Organizations American Sociological Association Sociological Research Association Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association Population Association of America Southern Sociological Society North Carolina Sociological Society International Union for the Scientific Study of Population Southern Regional Demographic Group Association for Canadian Studies in the United States PUBLICATIONS Books and Monographs Joel Smith 1955 An Analysis of Selected Characteristics of the Population of Lansing''s Census Tracts. East Lansing: Social Research Service, Michigan State University. Joel Smith 1959 Some Social Aspects of Mass Transit in Selected American Cities, Special Research Monograph #1. East Lansing: Institute for Community Development and Services, Continuing Education Service, Michigan State University. Allan Kornberg, Joel Smith, and Harold Clarke 1978 Semi-Careers in Political Work: The Dilemma of Party Organizations, Comparative Politics Series, No. 01-008. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage. Joel Smith and M. Evers 1977 Ecology and Demography. Dubuque, Iowa: W. C. Brown. Joel Smith and L. Musolf 1979 Legislatures in Development. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Joel Smith and David K. Jackson 1981 Restructuring the Canadian State: Prospects for Three Political Scenarios. Occasional Paper #11. Durham, NC: Duke University Center for International Studies. Allan Kornberg, Joel Smith, and Harold Clarke 1979, 1982 Citizen Politicians - Canada: Party Officials in a Democratic Society. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press; Scarborough, Ontario: Prentice Hall Canada. Joel Smith 1995 Understanding the Media: A Sociology of Mass Communication. Cresskill, NJ: Hampton. Joel Smith (editor) 1998 Media Policy, National Identity and Citizenry in Changing Democratic Societies: The Case of Canada. Durham, NC: Canadian Studies Center, Duke University. Joel Smith 1999 Unwarranted Hopes and Unfulfilled Expectations: Canadian Media Policy and the CBC, CAPP Number 39 (July). Orono, ME: Canadian-American Center, University of Maine, 64 pp. Chapters and Proceedings Glenn Johnson and Joel Smith 1959 "Social Costs of Agricultural Adjustment--with Particular Emphasis on Labor Mobility." Pp. 250-271 in Iowa State University Center for Agricultural Adjustment, Problems and Policies of American Agriculture. Ames: Iowa State University Press. Joel Smith, Francis M. Sim, and Robert C. Bealer 1960 "On Client-Investigator Relations: Some Research Consequences of the Structure of a Research Client." Pp. 41-56 in Richard N. Adams and Jack J. Press (eds.), Human Organization Research. Homewood, IL: Dorsey. Joel Smith and Herman Turk 1966 "Considerations Bearing on a Study of the Role of the Aged in Community Integration"; "The Group Status of the Aged in the Urban Social Structure"; "The Narrowing Social World of the Aged"; (and Herman Turk) "Age and Some Behavioral and Attitudinal Aspects of Urban Community Integration"; (and Herman Turk and Howard P. Myers), "Understanding Local Political Behavior: The Role of the Older Citizen"; (and Howard P. Myers and Herman Turk), "Urban Community Knowledge from a Normative Perspective." Pp. 193-286 in J. C. McKinney and Ida H. Simpson (eds.), Social Aspects of Aging. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Joel Smith 1968 "Transportation, I: Social Aspects." Pp. 129-134 in International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences. New York: Crowell-Collier and MacMillian. Joel Smith 1969 "''Melting Pot-Mosaic'': Considerations for a Prognosis." Writings on Canadian-American Studies, vol. 4. East Lansing: Michigan State University. Allan Kornberg and Joel Smith 1969 "''It Ain''t Over Yet'': Activism in a Southern University." Pp. 100-122 in James McEvoy and Abraham Miller (eds.), Black Power and Student Rebellion. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. Joel Smith 1970 "Some Considerations in Formulating a Classification Schema for Migration Histories as Incidental Variables in Social Research," in Proceedings of Conference on Migration Histories, February 5-6, 1970, Washington, D.C. Joel Smith and Milling Kinard. "Family Decision Making Styles and Dietary Outcomes: Some Preludes to a Study," in Jack Preiss (ed.), Social Aspects of Obesity, Philadelphia: Davis. Joel Smith 1976 "Rats, College Students, and Communities." Pp. 155-162 in J. V. Ferreira and S. S. Jha (eds.), The Outlook Tower: Essays in Urbanization in Memory of Patrick Geddes. Bombay: Popular Parkashan Private Limited. Joel Smith and Allan Kornberg 1983 "The Quebec Referendum, National or Provincial Event?: A Preliminary Analysis." Pp. 353-379 in Allan Kornberg and Harold D. Clarke (eds.), Political Support in Canada: The Crisis Years. Durham, NC: Duke University Press . Joel Smith, Allan Kornberg, and Beth Rushing 1985 "The Changing Political Situation of Women in Canada." Pp. 221-238 in Neil Nevitte and Allan Kornberg (eds.), Minorities and the Canadian State. Toronto: Mosaic Press. Joel Smith, Allan Kornberg, and Neil Nevitte 1988 "Structural Factors in the Resurgence of Conservatism." Pp. 25-52 in Allan Kornberg, Barry Cooper, and William Mishler (eds.), The Resurgence of Conservatism in Anglo-American Democracies. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. Joel Smith 1991 "Culture nationale et entertainment au Canada: un faux problème?" Pp. 241-263 in Dave Atkinson, Ivan Bernier, and Florian Sauvageau (eds.), Souveraineté et Protectionnisme en Matière Culturelle. Sillery: Presses de l''Université du Quebéc. Joel Smith 1998 “Media Policy, National Identity and Citizenry in Changing Democratic Societies: The Case of Canada.” Pp. 3-30 in Joel Smith (editor), Media Policy, National Identity and Citizenry in Changing Democratic Societies: The Case of Canada. Durham, NC: Canadian Studies Center, Duke University. Joel Smith 1998 “Afterthoughts: Research, Conclusions, Policy.” Pp. 195-207 in Joel Smith (editor), Media Policy, National Identity and Citizenry in Changing Democratic Societies: The Case of Canada. Durham, NC: Canadian Studies Center, Duke University. Articles Joel Smith 1954 "A Method for Classification of Areas on the Basis of Demographically Homogeneous Populations" American Sociological Review 19:2(April), 201-207. William H. Form, Joel Smith, Gregory P. Stone, and James Cowhig 1954 "The Compatibility of Alternative Approaches to the Delimitation of Urban Sub-Areas" American Sociological Review 19:4(August), 434- 440. Joel Smith, William H. Form, and Gregory P. Stone 1954 "Local Intimacy in a Middle-Sized City" American Journal of Sociology 60:3(November). 276-284. Reprinted as Bobbs-Merrill Reprint Series in the Social Sciences, #274. Joel Smith 1955 "Some Problems of Method in the Interstate Managerial Survey" Journal of Farm Economics 37(December), 1105-1109. Joel Smith 1956 "Michigan Farmers'' Use of Radio and Newspaper Market News" Quarterly Bulletin of the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station 38(May), 612-617. Joel Smith 1959 "Dealers, Truckers, and Route Drivers as Market New Sources," Quarterly Bulletin of the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station 42(November), 331-339. Joel Smith and George Maddox 1959 "The Spatial Location and Use of Selected Facilities in a Middle-Sized City" Social Forces 38:2(December), 119-124. Joel Smith and R.A. Kurtz 1961 "Social Life in the Rural-Urban Fringe" Rural Sociology 26:1(March), 24-38. Joel Smith, Herman Turk, and Howard P. Myers 1962 "Understanding Local Political Behavior: The Role of the Older Citizen" Law and Contemporary Problems 27(Spring), 280-298. Joel Smith, Robert C. Bealer, and Francis M. Sim 1962 "Communication and the ''Consequences'' of Communication" Sociological Inquiry, 32(Winter), 10-15. Joel Smith and James C. Kimberly 1963 "Social Distance and Types of Status Evaluation" Sociological Inquiry 33(Spring), 124-130. Joel Smith and Horace Rawls 1965 "Standardization of an Educational Variable: The Need and Its Consequences" Social Forces 44:1(September), 57-66. Joel Smith and Thomas Hood 1966 "The Delineation of Community Power Structures by a Reputational Approach" Sociological Inquiry 36:1(Winter), 3-14. Herman Turk and Joel Smith 1968 "Random Sampling from an Unenumerated Population" Sociology and Social Research 53:1(October), 78- 87. Joel Smith, Allan Kornberg, and David Bromley 1968 "Patterns of Early Political Socialization and Adult Party Affiliation" Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology 5:3(August), 123-155. Allan Kornberg, Joel Smith, and David Bromley 1969 "Some Differences in the Political Socialization Patterns of Canadian and American Party Officials" Canadian Journal of Political Science 2:I(March), 63-88. Joel Smith and Allan Kornberg 1969 "Some Considerations Bearing Upon Comparative Research in Canada and the United States" Sociology 3:1(September), 1-17. Joel Smith 1970 "Another Look at Socio-Economic Status Distributions in Urbanized Areas" Urban Affairs Quarterly 5:4(June), 423-453. Allan Kornberg and Joel Smith 1970 "Self-Concepts of American and Canadian Party Officials" Polity 3:1(Fall), 70-99. Allan Kornberg and Joel Smith 1970 "Political Socialization and Party Activists: A Model for Cross-National Inquiry" South Atlantic Quarterly 69(Spring), 279-289. Joel Smith and Allan Kornberg 1970 "Self-Concepts of American and Canadian Party Officials: Their Development and Consequences" Social Forces 42:2(December), 210-226. Allan Kornberg, Joel Smith, and Harold Clarke 1972 "Attributes of Ascribed Influence in Local Party Organizations in Canada and the United States" Canadian Journal of Political Science 5:2(June), 206-233. Allan Kornberg, Joel Smith, William Mishler, and Thomas H. Naylor 1972 "Socializing Political Party Officials: A Simulation Experiment" Simulation and Games (December), 379-406. Allan Kornberg, Joel Smith, Mary-Jane Clarke, and Harold Clarke 1973 "Participation in Local Party Organizations in the United States and Canada" American Journal of Political Science (February), 23-47. Allan Kornberg, Samuel Hines, Jr., and Joel Smith 1973 "Legislatures and the Modernization of Societies" Comparative Political Studies 5:4(January), 471-491. David Bromley and Joel Smith 1973 "The Historical Significance of Annexation as a Social Process" Land Economics 49:1(August), 294-309. William Mishler, Allan Kornberg, David Lindquist, and Joel Smith 1974 "Patterns of Political Socialization: Simulating the Development of Party Identification in Two Political Elites" Comparative Political Studies 6:4(January), 399-430. Allan Kornberg, William Mishler, and Joel Smith 1975 "Political Elite and Mass Perceptions of Party Locations in Issue Space: Some Tests of Two Positions" British Journal of Political Science 5:2(April), 161-185. Joel Smith and Kenneth Manton 1976 "The Socioeconomic Differentiation of Suburban Places," Working Paper #6, Center for Demographic Studies, Duke University. Robert Bach and Joel Smith 1977 "Community Satisfaction, Expectations of Moving and Migration" Demography 14:2(May), 147-168. R. J. McAllister and Joel Smith 1978 "The Distribution of the Foreign Stock Population in Selected Metropolitan Areas: 1970" Sociology and Social Research 62:2(January), 212-227. Joel Smith, David Bromley, and Kenneth Manton 1979 "Changes in the Boundary Coincidence of Central Cities and Their Real Areas" Social Forces 57:3(March), 931-951. John Zipp and Joel Smith 1979 "The Structure of Electoral Political Participation" American Journal of Sociology 85:1(July), 167-177. John Zipp and Joel Smith 1982 "A Structural Analysis of Class Voting" Social Forces 60:3(March), 738-759. Joel Smith and John Zipp 1983 "The Party Official Next Door: Some Consequences of Friendship for Political Involvement" Journal of Politics 45:4(November), 958-978. Joel Smith, Neil Nevitte, and Allan Kornberg 1990 "National Images of Canada and the United States: Their Structure, Coherence, and Meaning" American Review of Canadian Studies 20:3(Autumn), 327-355. Joel Smith 1991 "Notes on the Past and Future of Graduate Training in Sociology at Duke University" Teaching Sociology 19:3(July), 446-449. Joel Smith 1991 "A Methodology for 21st Century Sociology" Social Forces 70:1(September), 1-17. Joel Smith 1995 "Emancipating Sociology: Postmodernism and Mainstream Sociological Practice" Social Forces 74:1(September), 53-79. Research Support The Canadian Dimension: Curricular Expansion and Revision at Duke University. Exxon Educational Foundation, 7/1/85-6/30/87, $39,734. A Comparative Study of Mortality and Population Change in Developed Countries, 1950-1980. The Elfride Draeger Foundation, 9/1/82-8/31/83, $39,000 (Principal Investigator). Mass Media and Regime Support (in Canada). National Science Foundation, 8/1/79-7/31/81, $165,000 (Co-Principal Investigator). Urban Socioeconomic Structure and the Location of Health Facilities. Duke University Biomedical Research Support Grant, 4/1/77-, $1,400 (Principal Investigator). Impact of Annexation of Components and Extent of Urban Populations. Duke University Research Council, 7/1/76-6/30/77, $450 (Principal Investigator). The Suburbanization of Metropolitan Populations. Duke University Biomedical Research Support Grant, 7/2/75-5/30/78, $900 (Principal Investigator). Comparative Legislative Studies Program. Agency for International Development, csd-3295, 7/1/71-6/30/78, $500,000 (Co-Director). Political Socialization of Non-Party Groups in Canada. Canada Council 68- 0434, 5/28/68-8/31/71, $104,200 (Co-Investigator). A Proposal for the Collection of Data on Legislative Elite Recruitment in Australia, Canada and New Zealand. Commonwealth Studies Program of Duke University, 4/1/67-6/30/69, $9,000 (Co-Investigator). A Comparative Study of Political Socialization and Recruitment of Party Activists in the United States and Canada. National Science Foundation GS-1134, 7/1/66-6/30/71, $106,100 (Co-Principal Investigator). Socio-Economic Differentiation of the Populations of Tripartite Urbanized Areas (Central City, Suburb, Fringe). National Science Foundation GS- 1007, 7/1/66-6/30/69, $92,430 (Principal Investigator). The Aged in the Community. Ford Foundation to Duke University Socioeconomic Studies of Aging, 7/1/59-6/30/65, $20,000 (Principal Investigator). Conference Support Social Research and Social Action. U.S. Office of Education, 8/15/85- 8/14/86, $2,500. Social Research and Social Action. Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation, 7/1/85-6/30/86, $1,000. Canadian Media Policy, National Identity, and Citizenship in a Changing Environment. Government of Canada, 8/1/94-10/31/95, $8,000. Canadian Media Policy, National Identity, and Citizenship in a Changing Environment. Howard E. Jensen Fund, 8/1/94 - , $6,000. Canadian Media Policy, National Identity, and Citizenship in a Changing Environment. The Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation, 8/1/94 - , $2,500.

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