Jerry Jacobs, Ph.D.

Education: 

 

News:

  • Jerry A. Jacobs was quoted in an August 11 story in Time Magazine that critically assess popular advice on work-family issues. http://time.com/3093847/work-life-balance-lies/

  • Jerry A. Jacobs received the Worklife Legacy Award at the June meetings of the Work and Family Researchers Network in New York. The award recognized Jacobs’ scholarly and organizational contributions to the work-family field.

  • The Work and Family Researchers Network held its second biennial meeting in New York City from June 19-21. Jerry A. Jacobs helped to plan the meetings, in his roles as Executive Officer of WFRN and as a member of the 2014 WFRN Program Committee. The meetings were very successful, building on the momentum created at the 2012 inaugural meeting. Just over 1,000 participants from 42 countries were listed on the program. 

  • The Chronicle of Higher Education featured an essay by Jerry A. Jacobs entitled “Why the Disciplines Still Matter in its “Commentary” section on May 27, 2014.  http://chronicle.com/article/Why-the-Disciplines-Still/146777/

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Publications

  • Books
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  • In Defense of Disciplines
  • Changing Face of Medicine
  • Putting Poor People to Work
  • The Time Divide
  • Revolving Doors: Sex Segregation and Women's Careers

 

 

JOURNALS, SPECIAL ISSUES

ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS 

          OPEN ACCESS REPOSITORY PUBLICATIONS

Journal Rankings in Sociology: Using the H Index with Google Scholar

Interdisciplinarity in Recently Founded Academic Journals
American Studies: A Case Study of Interdisciplinarity
Receptivity Curves: Educational Research and the Flow of Ideas: Expanded Version
The Contribution of Sociology to the Emergence of Applied and Pre-professional College Majors
 

 

          THE DELMAR HOTEL AND THE CATSKILL MOUNTAINS

             Catskill Memoir

          THE ACADEMIC JOB MARKET IN SOCIOLOGY

          THE AMERICAN SOCIOLOGICAL REVIEW

 

Education:

  • 1977 A.B., Sociology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

  • 1983 Ph.D., Sociology, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 

Courses: 
  • Sociology 2: Social Problems
  • Sociology 130: Work and Careers in the 21st Century
  • Sociology 555/556: Proseminar for First Year Graduate Students in Sociology
  • Management 104: Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management
Research Projects: 
  • The Impact of Technology on the Future of Work
  • Experimental Survey Study of Attitudes toward the Employment of Parents of Young Children Uisng TESS Data (Time Sharing Experiments in the Social Sciences)
  • Study of Women's Interest in STEM Fields
  • Study of the Development of Career Plans by Undergraduates
Conferences: 
  • Regularly presents at the Annual Meetings of the American Sociological Association
  • Conference Organizer, Work and Family Researchers Network Conference (2012, 2014)
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