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Dr. Joan Z. Spade

Professor of Sociology



Ph.D. State University of New York at Buffalo
M.A. University of Rochester
B.A. State University of New York, College at Geneseo

Contact Info

E-mail: jspade AT

Research Interests

Higher Education Governance
Work and Family
Ability Grouping in Schools
Gender and Work
Social Stratification
Gender and Education



2003 Joan Z. Spade and Catherine Valentine, Editors. The Gender Kaleidoscope: Prisms, Patterns and Potentialities. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Press.
2001 Jeanne Ballantine and Joan Z. Spade, Editors. Schools and Society: A Reader in Education. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Press.
1996 Kathryn M. Borman, Peter W. Cookson, Jr., Alan R. Sadovnik, and Joan Z. Spade, Eds. Implementing Educational Reform: Sociological Perspectives on Educational Policy. Norwood, N. J.: Ablex Publishing Corporation.

Articles / chapters:

  Joan Z. Spade, Jennifer Albulescu, Linda Clyde, Kuang-Li, Michael Ortynsky, Paula N. Sanchez, Sandra M. Stahl, and Jade Zide. "Faculty Perceptions of Academic Governance." Submitted to Journal of Higher Education.
2001 "Gender and Education in the United States." In Gender Stratification: Social Construction and Structural Accounts. Dana Vannoy, Ed. Los Angeles, CA: Roxbury Press.
2001 "Gender Socialization and Education: Where We've Been and Where We Might Go." In Education and Sociology. David Levinson, Alan Sadovnik, and Peter J. Cookson, Jr., Eds. Washington, D.C.: Taylor & Francis Publishers.
1998 Brenda K. Hawks and Joan Z. Spade. "Women and Men Engineering Students: Anticipation of Family and Work Roles." Journal of Engineering Education, July: 249-256.
1997 Joan Z. Spade, Lynn Columba, and Beth E. Vanfossen. "Tracking in Mathematics and Science: Courses and Course Selection Procedures." Sociology of Education, Vol. 70(1): 108-127.
1996 Ayres Boswell and Joan Z. Spade. "Fraternities and Collegiate Rape Culture: Why are Some Fraternities More Dangerous Places for Women?" Gender & Society, Vol. 10(2): 133-147.
1994 "Husbands' and Wives' Perceptions of Why Wives Work." Gender & Society, Vol. 8(2): 170-188.
1991 "Occupational Structure and Men's and Women's Parental Values." Journal of Family Issues. Vol. 12, No. 3: 343-360.
1991 Joan Z. Spade and Carole A. Reese. "We've Come A Long Way, Maybe: College Students' Plans for Work and Family." Sex Roles. Vol. 24, Nos. 5/6: 309-321.
1989 "Bringing Home the Bacon: A Sex-integrated Approach to the Impact of Work on the Family." Pp. 184-192 in Gender in Intimate Relationships: A Microstructural Approach. Barbara J. Risman and Pepper Schwartz, Eds. Belmont, California: Wadsworth Publishing Company.
1988 William A. Johnson, Jr., Betty Dwyer and Joan Z. Spade. "A Community Initiative: Making a Difference in the Quality of Black Education." Urban League Review, Vol. 11, Nos. 1 & 2 1987-88: 217-226. (Reprinted in Black Education: A Quest for Equity and Excellence. Willy DeMarecell Smith and Eva Wells Chunn, Eds. Transaction Publishers, 1989.)
1987 Beth E. Vanfossen, James D. Jones, and Joan Z. Spade. "Curriculum Tracking and Status Maintenance," Sociology of Education. Volume 60(2): 104-122. (Reprinted in Schools and Society: A Unified Reader, 2nd ed. Jeanne H. Ballentine, Ed. Mountain View, CA: Mayfield Publishing, 1989.)
1984 "Men and Abortion in Retrospect: A Methodological Evaluation." Pp. 275-283 in Men and Abortion. Arthur B. Shostak and Gary McLouth. New York: Praeger.
1983 "Toward an Understanding of the Influence of Work on Dual-Worker Families." Pp. 419-429 in Sociology Toward the Year 2000 and Beyond. Charles E. Babbitt, Ed. Harrisburg, Pa.: Beacons Publishing Co.

Reviews and other publications:

1996 "Surviving as a Feminist in Academe" (3-part series), with Joey Sprague and Lori Sudderth. SWS Network News, Vol. XIII: 3, 5, 6.
1994 "To Group or not to Group, is that the Question?" Final Report for the U. S. Department of Education, Office of Educational Research and Improvement Fellowship, Award No. R117J30003.
1993 "Ideas for Making Writing Fun—Or, at Least Less Painful!" with others. SWS Network News 10(2): 3.
1991 Movie review, Wild Women Don't Have the Blues. Teaching Sociology. Vol. 19, No. 2, 1991. (Reprinted in Visual Sociology and Using Film/Video in Sociology Courses, Diana Papademas, Ed., American Sociological Association, 1993).
1991 "SWS Mentoring Program: An Evaluation." SWS Network News 8(4): 1, 10, 12, 14.
1991 "Writing Can Be Fun: Reflections on Writing Together" with Brenda K. Hawks. SWS Network News 8(4): 5, 11.
1984 Book review, Stress and Psychological Problems in the Major Professions by E. Lakin Phillips, Contemporary Sociology.


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